Ranch Calls–At this time all appointments will be seen as ranch calls.
Herd Health–Vaccines and parasite control play an important roll in preventative health but making your herd more profitable doesn’t have to stop there. In addition to risk based vaccines and parasite control strategies we can help your ranch establish and implement protocols for identification and treatment of common illnesses to help minimize treatment costs and days in the sick pen or enhance weight gain and pregnancy rates.
Brucellosis (Bangs) Vaccination–Brucellosis is a bacterial disease responsible for several syndromes but most commonly results in abortion in cows and can cause orchitis in bulls. Heifers that are 4-12 months old are eligible for vaccination.
Sick Animal Exams–Sick cattle can be examined to determine the cause of their illness, any risk they pose to the rest of the herd and what therapeutic measures should be taken. Samples for laboratory testing can be collected as needed.
Pregnancy Diagnosis–Pregnancy is usually easily detectable with palpation alone by 60 days and can be reliably detected ultrasonographically as early as about 30 days.
Breeding Soundness Examination and Trichomoniasis testing–A breeding soundness exam is a useful tool to assess sperm motility and morphology, scrotal circumference, reproductive conformation and overall physical health. This all adds up to helping insure you have pregnant cows at the end of your breeding season. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted protozoal parasite that causes abortion in cows and is harbored in the deep recesses of the sheath in a bull. Bulls are almost always asymptomatic so a laboratory test is required to determine if they are infected or not.
Calf Deliveries–Cows or, more commonly, heifers experiencing a difficult delivery of a calf can be seen to either assist with the delivery or perform a c-section if conditions and facilities permit.
Emergency Services–Emergency service is available 24/7. If you have an emergency please call (325) 248-3401. If we cannot answer the phone please leave a message with your name and number and we will call you back as soon as possible. Due to the unpredictable cellular coverage around Llano, if you have an urgent concern, please also call the office number [(325) 248-3401] if you cannot reach us on the mobile number.
***Please note that proper restraint of cattle is a prerequisite to safely performing a complete physical examination, pregnancy diagnosis or treatment/surgical intervention. Please be aware that if you do not have a working chute we will not be able to perform certain services.