Farm Animal Services

Farm Animal Services in the Auburn University Large Animal Teaching Hospital are a highly specialized team of veterinarians and technicians experienced in livestock diseases and husbandry, and board certified in medicine, surgery, reproduction and preventive medicine for cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and camelids.

The Farm Animal team provides a range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options incorporating advanced, state-of-the-art veterinary care for commercial producers, breeding animals and livestock pets. The Large Animal Teaching Hospital’s livestock handling and hospitalization facilities are expertly equipped to treat all food and farm animal patients, and highly respected primary care is available for both local producers in the Southeast with referral services provided to veterinarians from across the United States.

Treating both herd and individual animal complications through in- or outpatient care, our veterinarians and technicians work closely with both producers and referring veterinarians to identify solutions through excellent patient care.

Specialty Services

  • Diagnosis and care of sick or injured animals
  • Neonatal intensive care, including assisted nutrition and assisted respiratory ventilation
  • Lameness evaluation and hoof care with tilt tables
  • Herd monitoring and surveillance for infectious diseases
  • Routine breeding soundness evaluations, pregnancy diagnosis, fetal sexing and other advanced reproductive technologies
  • Management of cattle with breeding injuries, including restorative surgery
  • Preventive health care including vaccinations, parasite control, castration, spay and dehorning
  • Orthopedic management including casting, splinting and surgical fracture management
  • Surgical biopsy, soft tissue surgery and wound management
  • Diagnosis and management of tumors in farm animals
  • Care of down cows using float tanks, lifts and sand stalls
  • In-house or on-farm herd health consultations, genetic counseling, nutritional consultations, disease outbreak investigation or on-farm emergencies

Specialized Equipment

  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed tomography (CT) – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access for emergencies
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week7 access for emergencies
  • Thermography
  • Nuclear medicine scans
  • Radiation therapy
  • Tilt tables and chutes for lameness evaluation