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Our hospital is equipped with two box stalls, a breeding/palpation stock, and two small pens. Each pen is set up for intravenous fluid therapy and anesthetic gas drops for surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. The stocks provide a safe means of restraint for both staff and animals. Ample lighting and a clean environment result in better outcomes during challenging surgical procedures.
As a complement to routine on-farm care of sick animals, we offer large animal in-clinic services that provide a higher standard of care. Animals routinely come in to the clinic for the following services:
Herd Health - We offer complete bovine herd health services that include, but are not limited to:
Floating takes advantage of the cow's natural buoyancy, and reduces the effort needed for a sick or injured cow to rise. By enabling the cow to stand, serious muscle damage can be avoided and many cows that would otherwise need to be euthanized can go on to have productive lactations.
**Calling to have your cow floated early (within the first 6-8 hours of being down) will have the best success rate.
Cattle are examined on the farm to identify the presence of injuries, gain a treatment history, and obtain blood samples that will be analyzed in our in-house diagnostic lab. If specific treatments are indicated, they can be initiated early, again increasing the likelihood of success.
Cattle are loaded into the float tank on the farm and then hauled to our large animal facility so the floating process can begin.
Wellness care: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc.
Time of need care: We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. Emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis.
Pre-purchase examinations: An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, and neurologic examination is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be serviceable for its intended use. The exam may include laboratory testing, radiographs, and ultrasound exams.
Geriatric care: Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
Lameness examination: Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Radiography, ultrasound, and laboratory tests help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
Surgery: Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.