PD is an important component of our work in production animals, especially of cattle. Our vets pregnancy test by ultrasound, always backed up by manual testing as required. Read more about pregnancy diagnosis and why it is such an important part of cattle herd management.
All our vets are experienced and competent with dystocias (difficult births) and other obstetric problems in livestock and horses. Foalings are a true emergency – time is absolutely of the essence once a mare begins to foal, but we also encourage cattle producers to call earlier rather than later. Our 24 hour line (02 4832 1977) is always open and it is far more cost effective to have our vets attend a calving when there is a good chance a live cow and calf will be the outcome.
Three serious diseases have the potential to cause abortion and/or infertility in cattle – Pestivirus, Campylobacter (Vibriosis) and Leptospirosis. CVH undertakes testing for pestivirus and campylobacter, and we stock vaccines against all three diseases.
The health and fertility of bulls is critical. A great deal of breeding potential, time and budget can be wasted if producers find out too late their bulls are not performing to capacity. Our vets perform physical tests on bulls – semen examination and soundness examinations (checking conformation, especially feet/hooves, penis and testicles). We can do this on-farm, or we have the facilities to undertake testing of tractable bulls on site at the veterinary hospital.
The Crookwell district is now home to significant numbers of alpacas and llamas. Our vets have developed expertise working with alpacas in particular and they are an important part of our practice.
CVH equine practice covers all aspect of horse health, wellbeing and emergency care. This includes medical and surgical problems such as colic, gelding, umbilical hernia surgery, pregnancy diagnosis (manual and ultrasound), foaling, lameness and wound treatment. Our vets are accredited to perform Thoroughbred registrations.
We stock a full range of equine drenches and vaccines, including Hendra virus vaccine, and we have vets accredited for the use of the Hendra vaccine.