Tag Archive: COVID-19, Paul Yeske
Mar 25, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on One year later: How the US pork industry dealt with the COVID-19 crisisThe pork industry entered one of its darkest periods in spring 2020 when COVID-19 forced the shutdown of several plants. Paul Yeske, DVM, helped hog producers in his area work through the closures.
Mar 05, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Highly infectious PRRS variant causes high mortalities on sow farmsA variant of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus is taking a heavy toll on hog farms in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
Oct 23, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swine veterinarian shares lessons learned from COVID-19 disruptionsNothing in his lifetime could have prepared Paul Yeske, veterinarian at Swine Vet Center, for the painful fallout from COVID-19 that hit the clinic and its clients.
Apr 22, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Batch farrowing makes a comeback on small- to medium-sized sow farmsThe practice of farrowing sows in groups and not continuously is making a reappearance as small- to medium-sized sow farms seek ways to stay competitive.
Mar 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Prepare for African swine fever outbreak with Secure Pork Supply planA growing threat of African swine fever (ASF) has convinced US pork producers to prepare for the worst with a Secure Pork Supply plan.
Nov 11, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mycoplasma elimination possible, but more difficult on farrow-to-finish sitesWith the right program in place, eliminating mycoplasma pneumonia is possible on many hog farms.
Sep 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is fogging an M. hyo-elimination option for your swine herd?Paul Yeske, DVM, with the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn., has seen repeatable success with M. hyo elimination, along with the downstream effect of lower cost of production, better average daily...
Jan 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Multiple factors contributing to rising sow-mortality ratesThe spike in sow-mortality rates in recent years has everyone in the US pork industry searching for answers. Don’t expect any simple solutions, however.
May 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Feb 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on How long do mycoplasma-negative herds stay negative?Most hog farms successfully stamp out mycoplasma pneumonia when they work with their veterinarian to eliminate the disease. The challenge is preventing reinfection.
Nov 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a timeTaking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with inherent efficiencies associated with population medicine.