These might include but are not limited to:
Lambing and kidding problems
These can frequently be brought into the clinic for assistance.
Vaccinations and Parasite control and testing
The core vaccine for small ruminants is CD&T, other vaccines can be tailored to your flock. Deworming protocols can be customized to control both internal and external parasites. In addition we can perform fecal exams to identify parasites or fecal egg counts to help determine the parasite burden or response to deworming.
Some of the most common problems we see are mastitis, lameness, pneumonia and pregnancy toxemia. These animals can be seen either on the farm or in the clinic.
Health certificates and regulatory testing
Health certificates or testing for certain diseases may be needed for travel to shows and sales or out of state.
Castration, Disbudding and Dehorning goats
Disbudding is less stressful and invasive, but needs to be done in the first 2 weeks of life. Castration using elastrator bands should be done in the first week of life, preferably before lambs and kids are 48 hours old. Surgical castration is recommended for older animals at 5-6 months for goats that will be pets in order to reduce the risk of urinary blockage later in life