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When swine medicine crossed over to human medicine
The tools used countless times to eradicate disease in sow herds and on hog farms became the tools to help pork packing plants reopen last spring after shutting down due to COVID-19.

Pork industry struggled but found its footing during the COVID-19 crisis
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.

Tactics to reset herd health learned during COVID-19
Pork producers learned many lessons during the COVID-19 crisis, including how to improve herd health.

How hog farms used COVID-19 to improve herd health status
When faced with the COVID-19 crisis, some producers made the most of the situation by depopulating to get rid of disease issues, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Packing plant closures lead to big lessons learned from COVID-19
Nothing 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.

Strategies to help manage tough times created by COVID-19
The fallout from COVID-19 hit the US pork industry with a vengeance. Midwestern packing plants facing worker shortages reduced processing and, in some cases, completely closed their doors.

What we learned from PED applies to COVID-19
Swine veterinarians and producers may feel déjà vu when they hear about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic in the US.