Solving sow lameness starts with prevention
Lameness issues continue to be a significant problem in sow herds, causing 40% to 50% of all sow removals, according to
In 2005, four swine veterinarians in the eastern Corn Belt joined forces to form Four Star Veterinary Service. Their business philosophy was simple but uncompromising: “If it’s best for the pig, it’s best for the producer.”
Four Star Veterinary Service offers a wide range of services for clients involved with swine (including show pigs), cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals.
Four Star Veterinary Service includes 18 veterinarians working from seven clinics located in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Together, we are licensed to practice in 25 states.
Lameness issues continue to be a significant problem in sow herds, causing 40% to 50% of all sow removals, according to Bill Minton, DVM, Four Star Veterinary Service in Chickasaw, Ohio.
A resurgence of the F18 strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in weaned pigs on a growing number of hog farms is causing a rise in mortality and a reduction in performance.
Pregnancy testing cows in a beef herd can help producers make better decisions to improve their bottom line, but must be conducted early in pregnancy when the accuracy is high.
A couple of puzzling cases of diarrhea in baby pigs that didn’t test positive for the usual culprits were recently identified through genome sequencing as a porcine sapovirus.