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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.