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We offer a variety of services to our large animal clients and producers including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Routine health examinations and certifications:
    • We perform blood draws and examinations for participation in the USDA Certified-free herds program for Brucellosis and Tuberculosis in cattle and Pseudorabies, PRRS, and Brucellosis in swine. 
    • We can now perform Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) certification for farm staff, as well as do PQA Plus on-site assessments of your farm.  
  • Wellness examinations:
    • We are can examine your animal(s) if they are injured or sick and need treatment.
    • Basic physical examinations include evaluation of heart and lungs, temperature as needed, evaluation of the rumen/abdomen, and additional procedures at your veterinarian's discretion.    
  • Reproductive Services:
    • Pre-Breeding Evaluation: We perform Breeding Soundness Exams (BSE) in bulls as well as pelvic measurements, body condition scores and reproductive tract scores in heifers to aid in your decision making prior to breeding season.
    • Pregnancy Evaluation: We provide routine pregnancy evaluations in all livestock species by rectal palpation or ultrasound imaging.  We are currently working to provide fetal sexing in cattle.  
    • Artificial Insemination: We can perform timed AI services for your herd, whether they are heifers or mature cows.  Sufficient notice is needed ahead of time for proper planning before the breeding season begins.
    • Calving/lambing/kidding/foaling: We offer help with difficult births in all large animal species and can perform C-sections on an as-needed basis.  
  • Forage Analysis:
    • We recommend obtaining samples of your winter feed and forages to test for nutritional balance and to help make decisions about mineral and feed supplements for your herd.
  • Vaccinations:
    • At the Audrain Veterinary Clinic, we believe it is imperative to vaccinate your herd of animals, no matter the species to maximize growth and production potential.  We are capable and experienced in recommending the right vaccine for your situation.  
    • We offer multiple options for improving the health of your breeding herd, as well as calf-hood vaccine protocols.  We carry both modified live and killed vaccines and can administer based on your personal preference and our recommendations.
    • Important pathogens to vaccinate against include the following:
      • Bovine respiratory disease complex - IBR, PI3, Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Mycoplasma
      • Clostridial disease - Blackleg and tetanus
      • Pinkeye - Moraxella bovis and Moraxella bovoculi
      • Abortion pathogens - Vibrio, Leptospirosis, IBR, PI3
      • Calf diarrhea - E. coli