2017 NAVC Large Animal Proceedings

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Pet Pig Practice Background and Basics

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal PET PIG PRACTICE BACKGROUND AND BASICS Arlen Wilbers, DVM Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown, PA INTRODUCTION Pot Bellied pigs have been in the USA for close to 30 years. Their popularity and initial cost peaked quickly as with most exotic species introductions. However unlike most introduced “pet fads” pig ownership has remained quite strong with new pig owners now being able to easily afford the initial outlay. During these years...

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Surgical Considerations and Procedures in Pet Pigs

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal SURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND PROCEDURES IN PET PIGS Arlen Wilbers, DVM Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown, PA INHALANT VERSUS INJECTABLE ANESTHESIA Many veterinarians have faced the difficult task of anesthetizing a pet pig. Various injectable drugs and combinations have been employed with widely variable results. The problem with using injectable agents for sedation/anesthesia/euthanasia is magnified in pet pigs due to obesity and...

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Practical Examination, Restraint, and Maintenance of Pet Pigs

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal PRACTICAL EXAMINATION, RESTRAINT, AND MAINTENANCE OF PET PIGS  Arlen Wilbers, DVM Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown, PA Many veterinarians have attempted to trim hooves on a standing pig by lifting one foot at a time. This method requires keeping the pig somewhat stationary during the trim. Pig wrestling is the result with potential injury to pig and people. No wonder vets and pig owners fear this ordeal. Anesthesia has been the...

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Emerging Diseases: Seneca Valley Virus

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal EMERGING DISEASES: SENECA VALLEY VIRUS Steve Tousignant, DVM, PhD Laura Bruner, DVM Jake Schwartz, DVM Sam Holst, DVM Swine Vet Center St. Peter, MN INTRODUCTION Beginning in August of 2015, there were increased reports of vesicular lesions being identified on the snouts and feet of pigs on farms across the United States. Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) investigations were immediately initiated on these farms. After being confirmed...

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Interesting Swine Cases

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal INTERESTING SWINE CASES Sam Holst, DVM Chris Sievers, DVMSwine Vet CenterSt. Peter, MN INTRODUCTION Ionophores are a class of antibiotics utilized solely in food animals to improve growth and performance. Ionophores are not used in human medicine and have no link to antibiotic resistance in humans or animals. Narasin (Skycis®; Elanco Animal Health, Division of Eli Lilly, Greenfield, Indiana, USA) is the ionophore available for use in swine...

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Understanding Feed Analysis

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal UNDERSTANDING FEED ANALYSIS Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DACVN Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA INTRODUCTION Feed costs account for 50 to 80% of production costs for confinement-based small ruminant feeding systems.2 Forage quality is the foundation of a productively efficient ration and meeting the nutrient needs of the rumen microbial population and host animal.1...

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Feeding Sheep and Goats for Dairy Production

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal FEEDING SHEEP AND GOATS FOR DAIRY PRODUCTION Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DACVN Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Pennsylvania State University Andrea Mongini, DVM, MS M&M Vet Practice Denair, CA Feed costs can account for 50 to 80% of total sheep and goat production costs.1 As a result, many producers have become engrossed in reducing costs to feed a ewe or doe per day rather than optimizing their feeding...

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New Information To Control Parasites in Small Ruminants

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal NEW INFORMATION TO CONTROL PARASITES IN SMALL RUMINANTS Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health Columbia, SC Thomas M. Craig, DVM, PhD Department of Veterinary Pathobiology Texas A&M University Gastrointestinal parasites are the most serious problem affecting goat and sheep production, inducing substantial economic losses worldwide. Internal parasites can lead to diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, poor...

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Management of Pregnancy Toxemia in Sheep

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCY TOXEMIA IN SHEEP Cindy Wolf, DVM College of Veterinary Medicine University of Minnesota In some other countries, pregnancy toxemia is called ‘twin lamb disease’ which helps one understand the nature of the condition. The usual cause is insufficient energy feeding of the pregnant ewe in late gestation which results in fat catabolism. Affected ewes are almost always pregnant with multiple fetuses. Occasionally...

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Small Ruminant Biosecurity

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017 Large Animal SMALL RUMINANT BIOSECURITY Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health Columbia, SC Implementation of sound biosecurity procedures will reduce the chance of the spread of a disease among the different groups of animals within the farm, and it will also reduce the chance of a disease being brought onto a farm. A disease may be present on a neighbor’s farm or in another farm, and biosecurity is the only way to...

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