Four Star Veterinary Service Pork Industry Conference postponed until July 21; same place, same speakers
Registration continues to be open for the conference that will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
When a call came in last September reporting very high, unexplained sow mortalities, Daniel Gascho, DVM, didn’t expect it to be anything unusual, but he found quite the opposite.
Producers need to recognize there will always be health challenges when raising pigs without antibiotics. The goal is to resolve those challenges as they arise.
Hog operations in Michigan face an April 1, 2020, deadline for switching from individual stalls to pens for sow gestation.
Many pork producers successfully manage sows in group gestation pens after completing breeding and pregnancy checks in crates. Veterinarians with Four Star Veterinary Service (FSVS)
China’s African swine fever (ASF) epidemic may offer a grim view of life with the disease. But its neighbor Russia has proven recovery from ASF is possible.
Newly weaned pigs face many challenges — new environment, feed, pen mates. They also face the challenge of bacterial infections like strep and parasuis.
Batch farrowing made sense for Nate and Doug Hoeing’s sow operation. The brothers run a 1,200-sow operation on a family farm in Rush County, Indiana.
A three-pronged approach to observing sows can help identify illness, lower mortality and increase productivity, according to Bill Minton of Four Star Veterinary Service, Chickasaw, Ohio.