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Thank you and Happy New Year!
The goal of each of the veterinarians and members of the clinic support staff at Swine Vet Center is to provide you with the very best in swine health and production services. 2018 will likely present new challenges for our industry. We will continue to work hard to find solutions and are proud to partner with you in the production of safe, nutritious and wholesome pork.

We very much appreciate your business and look forward to earning it in 2018!

"Doing Gilts Right"- The key to top production
One of the things that's consistent among all top farms is proper management of the gilt herd. High gilt production will improve overall farm farrowing rate, total born and weaned average. See more in this month's newsletter.

"Tis the season"... For PRRS
SVC's Drs. Tim Loula and Paul Yeske attended the 2017 North American PRRS Symposium on PRRS, Emerging and Foreign Animal Diseases held in Chicago on December 1-3. This is fast becoming a very international meeting. Information from the Swine Health Information Center was presented. See more by clicking on the link above for this month's newsletter.

Winter Promotion Available through SVC
We're all aware of the role that rodents play in the breakdown of biosecurity on the farm. Make sure you're on top of rodent control. SVC is featuring a special on rodenticides through February . For every $125 in purchases of Jaguar or Hawk Ro-denticides (multiple options-'chunx', pellets, soft bait) you receive one Camo RTIC 20 oz. tumbler. The promo is cumulative for the entire period and we will track your purchases. The tumblers will be delivered to you in March! Just call, fax or email your order as you normally would to our office!

Take the Guesswork out of Body Condition Scoring
The importance of a consistently conditioned sow herd is well known and something top farms are always working on, not only to maxim-ize reproductive efficiency but also to ensure the well-being of the herd. Some of our clients have adopted the use of calipers to deter-mine body condition score and set feed boxes.

Recent Newsletters


Date/Link Articles
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
June-2017 Welcome Dr. Henry Johnson, New Products Seen at the World Pork Expo, More on Hot Weather Management, Recap of Recent North of 212 PRRS ARC Meeting
May-2017 Farrowing Piglet Scours: Prevention and Control, A New Approach to Fly Control for Swine Operations, In Memorium: Dr. Bob Morrison, Troubleshooting Guide to Scours in the Farrowing House
April-2017 Tail Biting - Making a Comeback?, Checklist for Summer Heat Management of Sows
March-2017 Congratulations to Dr. Mike Eisenmenger-2017 AASV Swine Practitioner of the Year, AASV Meeting and "Take Aways"
February-2017 SVC Swine Necropsy Day, Provide Ad-Lib Feed to Improve Reproductive Performance, Update on Prolapses in Sows, 2016 Iowa Pork All-American Goes to Time and Erin Brenneman of Brenneman Pork, Inc
January-2017 Ask our Pathologist, Regulatory Updates, Review of a Study on ANtibiotic Resistant Bacteria on a Swine Farm, Congratulations to the Compart Family-2017 "Minnesota Pork Board Family of the Year"