Equine Routine Preventative Care
The veterinarians at Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic take great pride in providing dental care for your horses. A documented examination of your horse annually or biannually is suggested. A routine float using the PowerFloat or hand tools can be done at your farm or in our veterinary clinic. General maintenance such as wolf tooth extractions, cap removal, point and hook reductions will improve your horses comfort, condition and performance. Major tooth extractions understanding local sedation or under general anaesthesia are also being performed by our dental teams.
Deworming schedules can be designed for your farm based on fecal examinations and herd or paddock set up. A herd health program can be designed especially for your barn. These programs provide guidance regarding the best deworming products and when to use them as well as a vaccination protocol complete with the vaccines that best suit the activity of you and your horse. Information regarding nutrition and hoof care is also available as a part of the consultation processs.
Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic offers A.I. services for equines. We have both fresh or frozen semen capabilities that can be done either in clinic or at your farm. We have 2 A.V.’s (Artificial Vaginas) for collecting semen from stallions. We currently use Circle Creek Farm as our collection facility. We offer Ultrasounds for determining pregnancy. We would be happy to design a program to care for your pregnant mare to assist with a healthy pregnancy. Dr. Jackson also offers foaling out services and mare and foal care at her farm.
Emergency and Ambulatory Care
Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic offers 24hr care 365 days a year. Our office hours are Monday-Saturday from 8AM-5PM. We are closed for all statutory holidays, however there is always a vet on call for emergency services. We will do farm visits or you can bring your animal into the clinic.
Our hospital is equipped with 4 stalls in our heated indoor facility. One of the stalls is has a comfort padded floor and camera surveillance to aid the vets in monitoring the patient at all times. We also have stocks for securing horses that have come to the clinic for dental work or wound repair. There is a head gate and stocks in one area of the barn that we use for various types of cattle work. The clinic is capable of in house semen testing of bulls as well as caesarean sections on cows and various kinds of bovine hoof care and treatment of other ailments.
Lameness Exams and Prepurchase Exams
The Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic veterinarians do numerous lameness and pre purchase work ups every year. We are careful to book adequate time for these procedures. A proper lameness exam can take 2 or more hours especially if PD blocks and x-rays are involved. Pre purchase exams are equally time consuming. They involve an extensive examination and logging of the findings. Blood work and radiographs are often part of a pre purchase exam as well.
Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic has 2 good x-ray machines. One is a digital machine that offers the most up to date technology for radio graphing your animal. The results are instantly ready so there is no time spent developing the films. We are able to E:mail (or burn to CD) the results away to specialists for another opinion or to another veterinarian should that be requested.
Cattle Herd Health
Herd health consultation and vaccine protocol set ups are done by several of the veterinarians at Kamloops Large Animal Veterinarian Clinic. They are happy to attend and consult at the farm or to have the producer come to the clinic to meet. Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic does consulting and management for several dairies in Kamloops and in northern areas.
Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic does frozen A.I. for cattle as well as, semen collection and evaluation. We are set up to store frozen semen. The veterinarians also provide consultation on herd synchronization and will help get your breeding program in order.