Individual Animal Medicine and Surgery

UCDVH Farm Animal Services, bovine surgery

Supported by colleagues in Diagnostic Imaging and the UCDVH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, the UCD Farm Animal team offers a unique skill-set to diagnose complex clinical syndromes in individual, frequently high genetic merit, pedigree farm animals.

UCDVH offers a wealth of experience in managing common abdominal bovine surgical conditions (LDA, RDA and caecal dilation), surgeries of the digit, as well as the common surgeries of calves such as umbilical hernia and correction of spastic paresis.  The Hospital’s ‘Rotating Crush’ offers safe and controlled conditions for certain surgeries of the digit as well as for investigation and treatment of conditions of the bull’s prepuce and penis.