Farm Animal Veterinary Care

The veterinarians at our Columbia hospital provide quality care for farm animals, from cattle to sheep, goats, alpaca, pigs and more. From routine healthcare to injury treatments and herd health assessments, we offer the services your farm animals need to remain healthy.

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Quality Care for Farm Animals

As a producer or farmer, you will need to make sure that your livestock and farm animals are healthy and that your profits remain stable. 

The experience veterinary team at Maury County Veterinary Hospital provide in-house and farm-call preventive services including vaccinations and health certificate examinations. We are also able to offer large animal mobile emergency services for existing clients.  

The diverse service selection at our facility helps to keep farm animals from Columbia across Maury County and beyond healthy. Please contact us with any questions about your specific circumstances or to book an appointment. 

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Herd Health Assessments

Among our veterinary team, there is more than 60 years of experience in caring for herds, assessing their general health and advising owners on best practices when caring for their herds. 

Our veterinary team keeps a close eye on national trends in herd health, disease prevention, and developing illnesses seen in a number of farm animals. You can trust our experience and expertise with the health and well-being of your herd. We look forward to working with you to create herd health solutions that work for you, your animals and your business. 

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Experience in Large Animal Care

The veterinarians at our Columbia facility provide compassionate and expert care to farm animals, with an eye for the health and safety of our larger patients and their caretakers, ranging from breeders to producers and farmers.

Our services for large animals include:

  • Routine exams
  • Routine vaccines to vaccinate herds against disease (W Nile EWT + Flu/Rhino, Strangles, & Rabies)
  • Surgeries
  • Pregnancy checks
  • Health certificates
  • Bovine semen evaluation

Whether you are able to bring your animal to our facility or require ambulatory veterinary services, our vets at Maury County Veterinary Hospital are here to provide guidance, advice and effective diagnostics and treatment.

FAQs about Large Animal Services

  • Which animals do you specialize in treating?

    We specialize in treating cattle, sheep, pigs, alpacas and goats.

  • What can I expect at a farm animal appointment?

    When we examine your large animal during a routine exam at our veterinary hospital, we will check in on your animal's overall health and wellbeing. In addition to the physical exam, we will also recommend any appropriate preventive care.

    We will take time to answer questions you may have about your animals to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Do you make farm calls?

    Absolutely. We have access to 3 mobile veterinary units that we use for farm calls, herd vaccinations, and emergency services for existing clients. 

    Contact us to learn more about our mobile veterinary services for farm animals.

  • Can you assist with reproductive health needs?

    Yes. Our vets are trained in identifying, managing and monitoring reproductive health in your large animals, including:

    • Obstetrics procedures
    • Herd reproduction evaluations and management consultations 
    • Palpations to determine pregnancy and reproductive status

    In addition to these services, our veterinarians are able to conduct bovine semen evaluations to assess the virility of your head sire and help ensure that breeding season in your herd is productive.

  • Can you treat hoof issues in cattle?

    Yes, we have a hydraulic cattle foot trimming chute on-site. If one or more of your cattle are suffering from lameness caused by an abscess in their foot, from long hoof or from a number of other health issues affecting their feet, we can use this chute to help.

    Using our hydraulic foot trimming chute, we roll cattle onto their sides in order to safely treat their health problems with minimal discomfort.

  • Are you able to perform surgery?

    Our veterinarians offer a host of services for our farm animal patients. These include:

    • Calf hernia repairs
    • Castrations
    • C-sections on cows/goats
    • Dehornings
    • Growth removals

    Ask our vets about how we can help to treat health issues and injuries affecting one or more of your farm animals.

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  • Can you provide health certificates?

    When moving animals across state lines, or internationally, a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) is required. Our vets are certified to provide health certificates for farm animals.

    • All animal(s) must be inspected by a veterinarian within the last 10 days to issue CVI.
    • CVI is valid for 30 days from the date of animal inspection.
    • Additional testing or criteria may be required by individual states or events. It is important that you verify this prior to scheduling your veterinary visit.
    • We require a minimum of two days notice prior to issuing a CVI.

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