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Seasonal Infertility
We are currently in the seasonal infertility period. It happens every year and is one of the reasons there is a better hog market in the summer time verses the rest of the year. This period is typically the time of year when it's more difficult to keep sows pregnant. The time frame is usually from Week 29 to Week 40 of the year.

Fair season begins and is under way:
From recent MN Board of Animal Health publication:

Sow Mortality and Prolapse Review
Dr. Jason Ross and Amanda Chipman, Iowa Pork Industry Center- Iowa State University, recently spoke about Sow Mortality and Prolapse Study Review at the Iowa Swine Day and National Pork Industry Council meetings.

Over the last several years it has been noted that there has been a significant increase in sow mortality and pelvic organ prolapses. Since the causes are not clearly understood the National Pork Board has funded a study to identify risk factors associated with pelvic organ prolapse. This study is designed to define the scope of the problem, identify the industry's risk factors and provide a setting for future research to be able to look at different interventions.

Recent Newsletters

Date/Link Articles
July-2018 Seasonal Infertility, Fair Season Begins and Is under Way, Sow mortality and Prolapse Review
June-2018 Hot Weather Crisis Management, What's the Buzz on PCV3, Welcome Dr. Alyssa Betlach, Recent talks given by SVC Vets and clients
June-2018 Hot Weather Crisis Management, What's the Buzz on PCV3, Welcome Dr. Alyssa Betlach, Recent Talks Given by SVC Vets and Clients
May-2018 Early Weaning's Affect on Piglets, Grow/Finish Spring-Summer Checklist, Signs of Heat Distress
April-2018 More Highlights from the 2018 AASV Meeting, Number of PED-Infected Swine Sites Down in Manitoba, Erysipelas Season
March-2018 Notes from the 2018 AASV Meeting, Frequent Feeding of Sows Prefarrowing May Reduce Stillborn Rate, Student Seminars
February-2018 Managing Pig Environment through Temperature Swings, SVC Clients Honored at 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, Sow Mortality Discussion, Baby Dalquist
January-2018 PRRS and PED Update, News from 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, Biosecurity Checklists
December-2017 Thank you and happy new year, Doing gilts right, key to top production, Tis the season for PRRS, Take the guesswork out of body condition scoring
November-2017 Welcome Dr. Jordan Graham, Strengthening Your Barrier Against Disease
October-2017 Pit Pumping Safety, Pit Additive Products Available from Swine Vet Center, Biosecurity Preparations for Winter
September-2017 Highlights from the 2017 Leman Conference, Ventilation Review