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Hot Weather Crisis Management
Summer has just begun (seems to have gone from winter to summer overnight!) but we've already had several days of critically high temperatures to manage on sow farms this spring/summer. The following is a list of tips for managing the heat on sow farms.

Sows in trouble will have a rapid respiration rate progressing to open-mouth breathing and panting. Body temperature will continue to rise unless you intervene...QUICKLY!

What's the Buzz on PCV3?
Three species of Porcine Circovirus exist in the US domestic swine herd (PCV1, PCV2 and PCV3). PCV1 and PCV2 have been studied longer than PCV3 and therefore more is known about PCV1 and 2 than is known about PCV3. PCV3 was first found in the US on a North Carolina sow farm in 2015, but has been since found in clinical samples dating back to 1996.

Welcome Dr. Alyssa Betlach!
Swine Vet Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Alyssa Betlach to the vet team! She is originally from Owatonna, MN, where she gained an interest in swine production and medicine while working on a sow farm. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with her DVM this spring and will continue her education to receive a PhD while working for Swine Vet Center. Dr. Alyssa's PhD work will focus on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostics and epidemiology. Dr. Alyssa and her husband, Carl, currently reside in Saint Paul and enjoy camping, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Talks Given By SVC Vets and Clients

Recent Newsletters

Date/Link Articles
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
August-2017 Transitional Weather Adds to Environmental Stress, How Farrowing Rate Impacts the Cost of Production, Sow Production Data Analysis - Sow Death Loss, Congratulations to the Schwecke Family!
July-2017 3rd Party Audits-Are You Prepared?. Highly Detectable Needles, Pork Avenue Training Portal-Now Available Thru SVC, Congratulations to the Krohn Family