Jan 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nerem: Shift focus to responsible antibiotic use, not arbitrary reductionsSome retailers and foodservice companies are asking for animals that have never received antibiotics (“no antibiotics ever” or NAE), but that request fails to recognize that animals — like...
Jan 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian says both pigs, caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free studyA study looking at how pigs challenged with PRRS performed in an antibiotic-free production setting needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics.
Nov 29, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 17 years of detective work, shared experiences helping pork industry get ahead of PRRSThe evolution of knowledge about PRRS is now enabling pork producers and their veterinarians to make headway combatting this difficult and costly disease.
Oct 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on African Swine Fever could cost assorted industries billions of dollarsIf the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus enters the United States, the repercussions will be felt throughout the agriculture sector and beyond.
Sep 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: Research shows potential for FAD transmission through some imported feed ingredientsA big step in preventing transmission of foreign animal diseases (FAD) through feed is to reduce virus-survival rates in the feed, explained Scott Dee, DVM, PhD, director of research, Pipestone...
Sep 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: African swine fever outbreak in China major threat to US porkNews that China broke with African swine fever generated great concern for many in the US swine industry, including Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services.
Feb 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on High-risk viruses survive in feed, threaten US porkAn investigation initiated by the Pipestone System and Scott Dee, DVM, continues to uncover more information about the link between feed ingredients and foreign pathogen movement.
Jun 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV outbreaks prompt a ‘CSI Pipestone’ investigationWhen PEDV devastated the US hog industry in 2013, the Pipestone System remained fairly unscathed, with only a couple of farms experiencing outbreaks. Their luck changed in January 2014.