Tag Archive: animal care, animal welfare, antibiotic use, antibiotic withdrawal, Dr. Ross Kiehne, sow and piglet care, sow and piglet health, Swine Vet Center
Dec 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Practicing precision animal healthRoss Kiehne, DVM, practices what he calls “precision animal health.” “I’m only going to provide the vaccine or antibiotic that’s right for the pig at that time in its life to make it as...
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Understanding animal behavior helps ensure better piglet careWatching 21-day old piglets that just left their mothers being placed in a nursery barn takes a special “sixth” sense to understand what they’re feeling.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Technology, veterinary care helping to improve pig health, production on Illinois swine farmNess farm pigs get dessert before dinner. The Ness’ production system uses a liquid byproduct from an ice cream manufacturer to supply fat and energy to their pigs’ diet.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Losing family swine herd to disease turned this farmhand into a veterinarianAs a child, when the swine disease pseudorabies (Aujeszky’s disease) forced his father to sell all the family’s pigs and start over, Andrew Bents got the calling to become a swine veterinarian.