Large Animals

Farm calls are available for our large animal clients including:

We have a mobile head chute with headgate that can be transported for on-farm use.  We are even able to see some large animal appointments at the clinic and can offer x-ray services for small ruminants. 

Large Animals

Farm calls are available for our large animal clients including:

We have a mobile head chute with headgate that can be transported for on-farm use.  We are even able to see some large animal appointments at the clinic and can offer x-ray services for small ruminants. 

We offer on-farm visits for all of Boone County and parts of Hamilton, Hendricks, Clinton, and Montgomery counties. Services can be expanded to encompass a larger area if animals can be easily hauled to the clinic. 

We strongly value the Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR).  At AAVC this is very important for a relationship to be developed between our veterinarians, our clients, and our patients. We require that the Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is valid for the services listed below.

Dr. Devin at Farm
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Services

We offer a wide variety of services for large animal care including farm visits. For more details about our services or to schedule an on-site visit, please call our offices at (765) 482-PETS.

Our large animal veterinarian is available to help answer herd health questions that you may have whether starting a new herd, increasing the size of your herd or management of any new issues.  Yearly health checks If there is an answer she doesn’t have we will do the research or find a specialist to help with specific problems. 

 

Wellness visits may also include recommendations on vaccination protocols and administering vaccines as well as recommendations and providing services for dehorning (cattle only at this time) and castrations (all species).  Small ruminant hoof trimming is also available as part of this service.  Resources for beef and dairy hoof trimming will be given if needed.

On farm and in clinic examinations of farm animals can be done to diagnose disease or mobility issues.  We also have a full service laboratory available to help with blood work and fecal analysis if needed. 

Nutrition and understanding how to properly feed our farm animals is a very important aspect of owning and caring for production animals.  Our veterinarian can provide insight and resources on how to best provide adequate nutrition for your animals depending on their stage in the production life cycle.

Veterinary Feed Directives can also be written if medication is required for for consumption by the production animal.  Please see the above statement about VCPRs.

 Our area serves and supports many 4-H members and breeders that raise and sell show animals.  We are available to provide health examinations and certificates for traveling for shows/exhibitions, sales, or for interstate movement.  Please be prepared with the information for where your animals will be traveling and if there are any specific testing requirements.  Our staff will do their best to schedule your health certificate exam in a timely manner but we will rely on the client to provide us with the information with adequate time to do the examination and provide the certificate.  Please see the above statement about VCPRs. 

Many times there are reasons that we need to make sure a production animal is provided with pain management whether for a lameness, illness, or end of life care.  Every situation will be evaluated on an individual basis and medication prescribed that will adhere to proper withdrawal times.

We also have a class 4 portable therapy laser available for use with injuries or lameness.  This is very useful in acute and chronic injuries especially seen in our show animals where medications may not be the best option due to withdrawal times. It is a drug-free and surgery-free solution to pain management.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy, or “photobiomodulation,” is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling.

Laser therapy can help with:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Tendonopathies
  • Edema and Congestion
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Post-Traumatic Injury
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Burns
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Ear Infections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery

Services for palpation and blood pregnancy tests are available for our large animal clients as well as services for obstetrical and neonate care.  Whether a large breading operation or your first calf we are here to meet all your needs.  

AAVC has a host of both in-house and reference laboratory tools and diagnostics.  With the ability to draw blood at the farm and process at the clinic we have the capacity to have most test results back the next day making diagnosis and treatment efficient when time is critical.