Clinical Activities and Procedures

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General Herd Health

The health of a herd or flock is based on the health of its individuals, and when appropriately managed can function very efficiently and smooth. The Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction Service can assist with the following:

  • Vaccination and parasite control
  • Basic husbandry services, including dehorning and small ruminant hoof trimming
  • Brucellosis vaccination
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Nutritional and trace mineral analysis
  • Mastitis, milk quality and milking system consultation
  • Health Certificates and other regulatory services
  • Records Analysis and consultation
  • General Disease Surveillance

Reproduction

Reproduction is an integral component of any livestock operation, no matter how large or small. The Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction Service can help you achieve your herd goals with the following procedures:

  • Pregnancy Diagnosis, including palpation and ultrasound
  • Fetal sexing
  • Estrus and ovulation synchronization
  • Infertility and abortion investigation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Termination of unwanted pregnancy
  • Male Breeding Soundness Exams
    • Semen evaluation
    • Tritrichomonas testing
  • Castration and heifer spaying

Advanced Reproductive Technology

The Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction Service provides in-house and ambulatory reproductive technologies to improve reproductive efficiency and genetics in your herd or individual animal.

  • Estrus synchronization programs (Cattle, Goats and Sheep)
    • Artificial insemination (cattle and goats)
    • Embryo Transfer (cattle)
    • Laparoscopic Insemination  (sheep)
    • Semen and embryo storage

Extension Services

The Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction Service provides extension training to producers, veterinarians and students to improve animal health and well-being.

  • Dystocia management and calving schools
  • Artificial Insemination courses

Animal welfare assessment including humane euthanasia