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Application of Antibiotic Therapy in Swine
Antibiotic use in food animal production is under more intense scrutiny than ever before. This trend will continue to increase as evidenced by new FDA regulations such as restriction of medically important antibiotics in feed for production purposes, as well as the move to make water soluble antibiotics a prescription product vs. OTC. Reporting total grams of antibiotic used per year may become a reality in the future.

When we choose to use antibiotic therapy, the most reliable and accurate method is to inject individual animals with the correct product, dosage and frequency of administration. SVC's Dr. Mike Eisenmenger provides these guidelines to improve accuracy and results when treating groups of animals in the water:

Congratulations to the Dr. Laura Bruner Family!
Dr. Laura and Rob Bruner are the proud parents of a little girl born at 3:56 PM on February 20th! Stats upon arrival were 7 lbs., 6 oz. and 20 inches tall. Layla Joy is welcomed home by her big brother and sister, Michael (7 years) and Danica (5 years).

U of MN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Researchers Identify 3rd Strain of the PED Virus in the US
A third strain of the PED virus (PEDv) in the US has been reported by Douglas Marthaler of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory along with help from the Swine Vet Center in Saint Peter, MN.

Congratulations to Iowa Master Pork Producers!
Congratulations to these SVC clients on being named 2014 Iowa Master Pork Producers at the Iowa Pork Congres banquet on January 28th.

  • Tim and Erin Brenneman of Brenneman Pork in Washington County, Iowa.
  • Brenneman Pork is a 22,000 sow farrow to finish operation, marketing more than 600,000 head per year. Tim is in Charge of all aspects of the nursery and finishing. Erin is in charge of sow farm operations, specializing in day 1 pig care, training, education and public relations. She also manages Brenneman Pork's social media.
  • Aaron Juergens of Carroll County Iowa.
  • Aaron is Iowa director of operations for GSC Agribusiness and in charge of daily operations of GSC Juergens Feed in Caroll, Iowa.