Production Livestock Services
Lodi Veterinary Care provides routine preventive care, surgical, emergency care, and medical treatment for production livestock farms of all sizes. These services are done on-farm, as well as, in-clinic.
Preventive Herd Health
Keeping your animals healthy is LVC’s top priority. We believe the best way to achieve this is through routine preventive health care. Our doctor team will work with you to provide a customized herd health plan to help you meet your production goals.
Services offered include:
- Vaccination program development
- Reproductive services
- Fresh cow wellness programs
- In-house milk culture testing
- Treatment protocol development
- Building ventilation analysis and design
- Disease outbreak investigation and workups
- Calf care programs
Explore our website or contact us to learn more about our comprehensive herd health plans!
Reproductive Herd Health
Management of reproductive performance is one of the most important aspects of a successful herd health plan. In order to provide the highest quality service to our clients, each doctor is equipped with a portable ultrasound unit. Below is a partial list of the information that can be acquired through a reproductive ultrasound examination.
- Identification of ovarian structures
- Pregnancy detection as early as 28 days post-breeding
- Detection of twin pregnancies
- Determination of fetal sex at 60-75 days of gestation
- Diagnosis of reproductive abnormalities and diseases
Use of these services can be customized to best fit your dairy’s needs. As part of your herd health plan, your veterinarian will help you to analyze and interpret your dairy’s records to help you make the the best decisions for your herd.
Male Reproductive Evaluation
Ensuring your bull, ram, or buck is in peak condition for breeding season is vital to the profitability of your farm. A thorough examination is recommended annually, as well as, before any sale or purchase of breeding stock. This service can be provided either on-farm or at our clinic, and includes:
- Physical examination for breeding soundness
- Semen evaluation
- Testicular ultrasound
- Sample collection for veneral disease testing
Lodi Veterinary Care veterinarians are capable of performing many surgical procedures either on-farm or in our clinic surgical suite.
Surgical procedures performed include:
- Displaced abomasum correction
- Cesarean section
- Hernia repair
- Gastrointestinal emergencies
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Flexural deformities-tenectomy
- Septic joint flush
In addition to pregnancy diagnosis, ultrasound technology can be used to diagnose acute or chronic cases of pneumonia and evaluate the severity of associated lung damage. This is particularly useful information when making decisions to cull dairy heifer calves.
In some cases, can also be used to diagnose heart defects, peritonitis, and GI disturbances.
Wellness Exams & Treatment
In addition to scheduled herd health appointments, we offer individual wellness exams and treatments for animals as the need arises, including emergency services. To schedule an appointment, call 608-592-7755.
Bovine Plasma Transfusions
Plasma transfusions can help your sick or vulnerable calves recover more quickly and stay healthy. Lodi Veterinary Care houses their own herd of donor cows, so the process is affordable, safe, and effective.
Plasma provides immediate immunity that lasts up to 6 months, helps prevent and treat disease and increases a calf’s likelihood to remain healthy.
Download our informational sheet to learn more about how this service could help your herd. Bovine-Plasma-FAQ-Sheet
Digital radiographs (x-rays) can be taken at our clinic, or on-farm, using a mobile unit. These images are available immediately and can be used to diagnose bone fractures, septic arthritis, or presence of urinary stones in smaller animals.
Quick diagnosis and immediate treatment of these conditions greatly increases the likelihood of treatment success.
Please see our Laboratory Services for a more complete list of testing options.
- Complete blood count (CBC), chemistry panel, fibrinogen, and more
- Antibiotic residue testing
- Intestinal parasite analysis
- Calf diarrhea panels
- Necropsy and tissue analysis
- Routine disease testing