Licking Valley Vet Service: Ruminant

LVVS also offers services to cattle, goats, sheep, llamas and alpacas. From emergency dystocia management to bloodwork or vaccines needed for maintaining the health of herds or individuals.
    • Farmers are responsible for maintaining to stated withdrawal times on medications. (link to withdrawal times/resource page)
    • A valid veterinary client patient relationship must be maintained for medications to be dispensed. This requires an evaluation of the premises at least once a year.
    • All cattle must be properly restrained in a barn or chute system before the vet arrives. Cattle not restrained will not be served.
    • No cattle will be seen if not restrained properly.
    • No cattle, if they are deemed fractious or dangerous posing a risk to LVVS employees, will be served.

Select for detail (NONE OF THE BELOW PRICES INCLUDE FARM CALL VISIT.)

  • $35HERD WORK HOURLY CHARGE

    HERD WORK HOURLY CHARGE

    • Hourly rate for being at a farm
      The basic charge for herd work rounded up on the hour. If other procedures are performed (such as drawing blood) or a mix of procedures are performed during typical herd work then other charges may be applied. Supplies that are required may be billed separately. Individual animals may receive individual exam fees based on what procedures are completed.
  • $15RABIES VACCINES

    RABIES VACCINES

    • Prevents the deadly disease of Rabies.
      While it is not common to vaccinate cattle they can still get Rabies. Any animals used for breeding purposes, or would be on the farm for extended periods are recommended to get the Rabies vaccine once yearly. Rabies Vaccines must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.
  • $35PALPATION

    PALPATION

    • Checking for pregnancy status
      Palpation can yield the result of pregnant or non-pregnant cows. The hourly charge is rounded up. The $35 an hour is for manual palpation. The $45 an hour is for palpation with ultrasound.
  • $60 per hourPROLAPSE REPAIR

    PROLAPSE REPAIR

    • Repair of expulsion of internal structures
      Prolapses come in two forms. The most common is vaginal with the second being uterine. They are reduced and then sutured into place. It is recommended to coat all vaginal prolapses with sugar before the vet arrives to aide in reduction. The longer the prolapse is out the less chances of reduction.
  • $35WOUND REPAIR

    WOUND REPAIR

    • Repair of lacerations or trauma
  • $60 per hourDYSTOCIA

    DYSTOCIA

    • Dealing with birthing problems
      Calf presentations sometimes prevent normal birthing.
  • $35CALF CASTRATION

    CALF CASTRATION

    • Banding is not performed nor recommended.