Food Animal Programs
Food Animal Medicine and Surgery
This clinical area provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic medical and surgical services to livestock, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Care is enhanced through routine use of modern diagnostic equipment and monitoring procedures such as ultrasonography, endoscopy, and electrocardiography. Diagnostic capabilities are extended further through support from VMTH Imaging and Diagnostic Laboratory services, diagnostic services provided through CAHFS, and consultation with specialists in other services.
Food Animal Herd Health and Reproduction
The Food Animal Herd Health and Reproduction Service delivers reproductive services and herd health medicine care to dairies, beef ranches, goat herds, and sheep flocks which are regular clients, and visits these facilities on a regularly scheduled basis. The Service is also available to help solve herd problems, using the latest in epidemiological and diagnostic techniques. Appointments at the farm for groups of animals needing non-emergency services can also be arranged. In addition, reproductive soundness exams and fertility exams are scheduled in the clinic. Assisted reproductive techniques such as embryo transfer are also available.
Poultry Medicine (530) 752-1381
Dr. Wakenell is an expert in the immunology and disease reactions of the avian embryo, and vaccination and immunomodulation for the prevention of poultry diseases.