Food Producing Animal Services
At Gateway Vet Services, we are comfortable working with all types of food producing animals. We regularly consult cattle, sheep, and goat producers. If it is something we are unfamiliar with, we keep in regular contact with the specialists at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), and we will contact them regarding any case where we would like further consultation.
Food Producing Animal Medicine
Gateway Vet Services provides consultation to many livestock producers. Though examination, consultation, and diagnostics we can help you treat and prevent many common ailments and diseases, resulting in higher production from your herd. Increased production means an increase in revenue per animal for you.
A good herd health program includes proper disease prevention, breeding assessment, nutrition, parasite control and housing. Our staff can help you to determine where there are areas that we can help improve your current herd health program. Sometimes it is the small details that can make the biggest difference in your bottom line. If you are looking to stand out in the crowd, call Gateway Vet Services today!
Food Producing Animal Surgery
A wide variety of surgeries are performed on food producing animals, though most are reproductive related (caesaerian sections, uterine or vaginal prolapse, etc). Another common ailment we see for surgery are abscesses or masses and lumps.
Large animals rarely have to be put under a general anesthetic as a local anesthetic provides full relief from pain and discomfort during surgery. Any food producing animal that requires a full general anesthetic and is over 500lbs is at a higher risk of respiratory distress and would require surgery at a specialized facility. We would refer anything to the WCVM for further consultation if required.
Food Producing Animal Retail
We offer our livestock clientele retail, pharmaceuticals, as well as hardware and other equipment. We can special order any items or products that you require. If in stock at our suppliers, it can be received as early as next day.