Exploring Sow Mortality | Dr. Clayton Johnson

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About the Guests

Dr. Clayton Johnson is a veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. located in Carthage, Illinois. He is one of eleven veterinarians dedicated to the swine veterinary practice. Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. provides health, management, and production consulting to swine farms of all sizes in all regions of the United States and many locations abroad. Dr. Johnson attended the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, continuing on to complete the Executive Veterinary Program. In 2020, Dr. Johnson was honored with the Leman Science in Practice Award.

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Why sow mortality is such a common topic of discussion on farms, at industry meetings and in industry media publications.
  • The most common causes of sow mortality.
  • What producers and their associated support teams do to try to intervene to prevent mortalities.
  • The production impact of sow mortality.
  • Dr. Clayton Johnson’s projections for how sow mortality might change in the coming months and years.
  • Dr. Clay Johnson’s “golden nugget”