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Farm Animals

We are specialists that provide diagnosis and treatment of medical, surgical, and production disorders of cattle, goats, sheep, and camelids by way of in-field and in-hospital services.

Advanced Diagnostics and Care 

Diagnosis and treatment of Infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory problems, urinary tract problems, trace mineral deficiencies, poisonings, and disorders of many other systems.

Advanced diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, endoscopy, and radiography, enable us to accurately determine the cause of an animal’s problem, and because the animal is hospitalized, it can be intensively managed. For example, a calf with diarrhea can be given intravenous fluid therapy and laboratory monitoring while under careful supervision by the 24 hour nursing staff. Changes can be monitored and immediate adjustments in therapy made for critical cases. In addition to individual animals, animals representing a herd problem can often yield valuable information when they are given a thorough diagnostic workup, leading to a solution for the herd. The food animal medicine and surgery section also performs routine procedures such as vaccinations and pregnancy examination.

  • Physical examination
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Blood collection and testing
  • Foot trimming and lameness examination
  • Vaccination
  • Castration
  • Dehorning
  • Breeding soundness examination

Poultry Mobile Service 

The NC State poultry mobile service allows individual health assessment and treatment as well as evaluation of the flock and the environment, right where birds live. Our team offers a thorough review and can ask as many questions as needed.

We provide behavioral counseling (eg. Cannibalism) and consultations on nutrition and production. We also evaluate best farm practices and provide disease prevention guidelines for the specific farm.

Surgery Services 

Our team of farm animal veterinarians has expertise in routine surgical procedures such as correction of displaced abomasum, rumenotomy, and other abdominal surgeries, castration, dehorning, removal of tumors associated with cancer eye, Caesarean sections, and fracture repairs. For complex fractures, the expertise of equine orthopedic surgeons is also utilized. When general anesthesia is called for, the VH has board certified anesthesiologists who can carefully monitor anesthetized animals.

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