Pipestone System News

Episode 6: Water Quality

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Listen to Dr. Spencer Wayne discuss the water quality at your barn with Dr. Todd Williams.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Erysipelas

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What is Erysipelas? Swine erysipelas is a disease caused by a bacterial infection named Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. It has been around for well over one hundred years. It is important to remember that this bacterium can cause disease within your breeding

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Back to the Basics: Air, Water, Feed

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My wife and I recently watched my brother’s two children one of whom isn’t quite talking. In the middle of an atypically long crying session my wife and I were reminded of when our two oldest were newborns. We started

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Episode 5: Welfare

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Listen in for Episode 5 of Swine Time with Dr. Carissa Odland as she talks about how Welfare is practiced every day at Pipestone.  

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Don’t Sweat Heat Stress

Dr. Brent Sexton

As summer approaches, so does the increased risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion. Heat stress is an economically important issue and can have severe consequences if proper precautions are not taken. Through a variety of management techniques, we can

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Talking Pigs to People

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As a farmer, no one is more passionate, caring, or committed to humane care and safe food than you!  Today, only 2% of the population raise food.  Today’s consumers are more and more removed from the farm.  Summertime provides a

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Antimicrobial Resistance: We don’t have all the answers yet!

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Late in the day as you are watching the evening news you learn about an individual who was confirmed with an antibiotic resistant bacterial infection. The story continues describing how there has been an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections around the

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’19 Pork Masters: Protecting our U.S. pork population

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’19 Pork Masters: Protecting our U.S. pork population Veterinarian Scott Dee finds answers off the beaten path. The Dutch Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh once said, “I would rather die of passion than boredom.” For U.S. pork producers and the

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Episode 4: Secure Pork Plan

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Listen in for Episode 4 of Swine Time with Dr. Brent Pepin as he talks about Secure Pork Plan and how to prepare incase of a Foreign Disease outbreak.

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Early Investment in Filtration Pays Dividends for Animal Health, Biosecurity

Dr. Joel Nerem

The investment in filtration equipment for sow farms that began as a “leap of faith” by Pipestone System over a decade ago has evolved into a critical element of keeping sows and piglets protected from deadly viruses. Pipestone was the

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