PRRS is a viral disease, causing endometrial inflammation leading to abortions, stillborns and mummified fetuses. Ross Kiehne, DVM, with Swine Vet Center, conducted a study to evaluate the use of the injectable antimicrobial Draxxin® (tulathromycin) administered to gestating sows during a PRRS virus outbreak.
The pork industry entered one of its darkest periods in spring 2020 when COVID-19 forced the shutdown of several packing plants. Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minnesota, helped hog producers in the area work through the closures.
This month, we congratulate Doc Tim for being the recipient of the 2021 Minnesota Pork Board Distinguished Service Award and we discuss the importance of record keeping for the swine industry.
A Swine Vet Center veterinarian was awarded a debt-relief scholarship by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation during its recent virtual annual meeting.
A variant of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus is taking a heavy toll on hog farms in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
Entering the nursery can be a stressful period for young pigs. Industry experts provide insight on how to get your herd off to a strong start.