Carthage Corner Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter brought to you by Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. and Elanco Animal Health. Each issues focuses on a key topic/issue in the swine industry.
Facing a Challenge
Improving Probability of Success in Identification of M. hyosynoviae Induced Lameness in Wean-Finish Pigs
Corn Quality and Managing Mycotixin Risks
WOW! +$8.00/BUSHEL CORN, +$550/TON SOYBEAN MEAL, +$250/DDGS.
It's The Hard That Makes it Great
Advocacy is Leadership
Pig Care: A Little TLC Goes a Long Way
Advancements in Diagnostics - Are You Keeping Up?
Avoiding Mistakes in Ventilation
Health as Variation of Driver Closeouts
Winter's Disease Challenges
The Future of the Swine Industry - Do Your Part
Four Questions for the Novel H1N1 Flu "Outbreak"
Boom, Bust, and Baseball
Survive So You Can Thrive
Excerpts from the Trenches
Economics of the Pork Industry
Where’s the Water
Chasing 30 and the Effect on the W-F Producer
Greetings From Carthage Veterinary Service
Random Thoughts on Important Things
Litter Boxes, January Christmas Trees, and Dishwashers
How Do You Measure Your Production?
How Can Wean Age and Lactation Length Affect Pig Performance and Profits?
Evaluate Herd Productivity
Fall and Winter Checklist
Wean/Finish Chart Evaluations
1,000 Day Calculator
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
CVS Swine Conference 2013
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has been diagnosed and confirmed. This is a link to the information release provided by the AASV. We are also making a presentation available to provide additional information – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request it.
Save the date for this valuable and informative conference. Please check back in June 2013 for more information and the opening of registration for attendees. If you were not able to attend last year’s conference, but would like to purchase the Conference Proceedings in downloadable or CD formats, please follow the link below.
Easy and Safe Oral Fluid
► Oral Fluid Collection Kit includes all supplies required to collect oral fluid samples
► Collection of saliva samples can be easily accomplished by hanging a cotton rope in pens of growing pigs or stalls of sows or boars
► Oral fluid can be analyzed for several viruses (PRRS, PCV2 & SIV) & bacteria (Mycoplasma) by PCR (agents) and ELISA (antibodies)
►Watch an educational video about Oral fluid collection
from the Center for Food Security & Public Health
Watch an education video.
We have fully qualified staff member for translation of information into Spanish. Learn more.
The CVS Records Dept. offers records consulting services to the swine industry. Learn more.
Professional Partnership Award
Six agencies were honored with the state Professional Partnership Award. Included in the award are Carl Sandburg College, City
of Carthage, Carthage Veterinary Service, Professional Swine Management, Prairieland Investment Group
and Carson Motors. Read more.
The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program
The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program will provide financial incentives in the form of student loan debt forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to four years of employment in food animal veterinary medicine. Learn more.
Swine Disease Eradication Center
We are a member of the Swine Disease Eradication Center - University of Minnesota. This is a center dedicated to research in disease transmission and methods to eliminate. This center has led the industry in PRRS, Mycoplasma, and SIV aerosol transmission. Its research in filtration has redefined herd biosecurity.
Producers, Pigs, and Pork
Building for the future by working with the present. CVS has been reading the storybook "Producers, Pigs, and Pork" to elementary schools in West Central Illinois. This is a illustrated story of a boy's visit to a modern swine production facility. Learn more...
PRRS Elimination Project
Join us in our Tri-County Hancock, Adams, and McDonough PRRS Elimination Project!
Interested in a vet internship with CVS. Click here to learn more.