Bovine Veterinary Services
- Cattle General Medicine: This service provides paramount care for cattle to meet their full potential. Rather it be an acute issue or preventative steps, solid medicine is the foundation of our bovine services.
- Forage, feed management and consultation: Integrated resource management is a keystone with any production setting. Our consultation service can help move systems in a direction that benefit all aspects of beef production.
- Cow Pregnancy diagnosis (Pregnancy Testing): Reproductive efficiency of the cow herd is essential for producers to make decisions for their herds. We offer traditional and new age methods for pregnancy diagnosis.
- Breeding Soundness Exams (Bull Testing): Having reproductive efficiency is only 50% of the equation. Our BSE services allows producers to make the best decisions for their cows. Additionally, Trich testing for bulls is available and strongly recommended for any non-virgin bulls entering the cow herd.
- Cattle Bangs vaccination: The Bangs vaccine protects heifers from the organism Brucellca abortus. This vaccine can only be given by a veterinarian and is offered in our bovine services.
- Cattle Health Certificates: Depending on where cattle are being shipped, there may be required paperwork and/or tests required. Please allow 7-10 days before transport for completion of needed health papers and tests.
- Bovine Facility consultation: Reducing stress and increasing profits can be directly linked to facilities and handling. Our services help producers find ways to work cattle in a manner that is safe for human and beast alike.
- How should I be vaccinating my cows in Colorado? There are several vaccine protocols that fit different needs for producers. The main goal of vaccine protocols should be to protect cattle through the different parts of production and the exposure of pathogens.
- What are the stages of calving and how long is each stage?There are 3 stages to bovine parturition:
- Stage 1-Initial stages (nesting) 2-4 hours
- Stage 2-Calving 15-45 minutes if there is not progression of the calf within the first 20 minutes, assistance is prescribed.
- Stage 3-Passing of membranes 1-12 hours post-partum. If the membranes have not passed within 12 hours examination of the reproductive tract is prescribed.
- At what age should I Bangs vaccinate? The Bangs vaccine (RB-51) is prescribed for heifers 3-12 months of age. The vaccine must only be administered by a veterinarian and an official identification tag is placed in the right ear along with a tattoo.
- How many days post breeding should I wait to pregnancy diagnose? 45 and beyond days post breeding has been shown to be the safest with manual manipulation of the reproductive tract. Ultrasound can be used earlier than 45 days, however, industry standards vary as the technology is relatively new.
- Small Ruminant & Swine General medicine: The foundation for food and fiber animals is good health. We provide several layers of services from preventative to diagnostic medicine for swine, sheep, and goats.
- Small Ruminant & Swine Vaccines: From large production to 4-H projects, each operation will need a personal vaccine program. Our food and fiber protocols will help every producer reach toward their herd health goals.
- OPP/CAE/B. Ovis testing/Pregnancy Blood Testing: Providing biosecurity and pregnancy efficiency for food and fiber animals is essential for long term production strategies. Our practice offers individual and package serum testing.
- Ruminant & Swine Forage, feed management and consultation: Food and fiber animals require different protocols for different production goals. We provide consultation that provides goals and plans for producer success.