A health management system based on periodic visits to the herd by a veterinarian to check the status of overall animal health from calves/heifers, dry cows, and the lactating herd; reviewing production, milk quality, reproductive efficiency, cow culling and mortality rate, antibiotic use, and reviewing treatment records.
Our doctors can diagnose early pregnancy down to 29 days in addition to assessing calf viability. Using an ultrasound also allows us to determine fetal gender, diagnose twins and evaluate ovarian structures. Being able to do all of this, allows us to work with you to develop a reproductive program that maximizes conception rates in your cows.
Our in house culturing results tell you the strain of bacteria causing the infection along with the best treatment plan. Knowing what the organism is helps direct management practice recommendations to help improve your milk quality and overall animal health.
Our veterinarians work with you to help improve and maintain the general health and well being of all your animals. From calves/heifers, dry cows, and the lactating herd, we have been trained in all aspects of your herds health needs. Through individualized vaccine protocols we can help prevent disease on your farm. But when animals do become ill, individualized treatment protocols help ensure treatment success and minimize retreats and wasted costs on drugs and lost production. What works best for you may not be what works best for your neighbor. Let us help you develop a preventative health program that works best for you and your operation today, to help minimize costly antibiotic use tomorrow.
- Utilize PC-DART and Dairyquest for record analysis
- Utilize a program to help with herd health for those without a computer
- Develop methods to record treatments, easily follow and track withhold times, and review treatment success/failure. Our doctors work diligently to keep you delivering a safe, antibiotic free product to the public during these changing times of antibiotic drug use limitations and additional oversite required.
Our method of pain medication, light sedation and local blocks provides a seamless transition during disbudding. The calves do not go off feed, therefore do not slow their average daily gain. We provide the most humane method of disbudding.
This service focuses on the milking routine and checks the system from a cow health perspective. By focusing on cow comfort, teat end health, and parlor/milking efficiency, we can work with you to improve milk let down, shorten unit on times and, in turn, improve overall udder health and milk quality.
We offer the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) test which tests for meat residues. This is the current antibiotic testing kit used by the USDA in slaughter houses to identify contaminated carcasses. Culled dairy cattle accounted for greater than 75% of drug residues in 2015. Do not be a part of that statistic. When in doubt, test before you ship. Contact the lab department at Mountain View Veterinary Services for current pricing.
Our veterinarians work as a team to help achieve your dairy’s personal goals. Open communication between the veterinarian, nutritionist, dairy producer and financial advisors help make a difference on your farm. Production management tops the list in these team meetings. These discussions that are centered on a whole farm approach would include genetics, nutrition, housing, disease control, financial management, crops, and manure management. Please see the link below for more information, or call our office today to discuss this exciting opportunity with one of our veterinarians.
Sick Cow Work
Standing LDA (left twist), RDA (right twist), hernia repairs, and C-sections
From calves scouring, to a respiratory outbreak in heifers, or an abortion storm in the lactating herd, our doctors are ready and equipped to perform necropsies, send samples for diagnostic testing, develop rapid treatment plans and vaccine protocols to quarantine an outbreak in your herd.
Emergency services are available after hours if needed. We offer assistance for calvings, lacerations (cut milk vein etc.), prolapses, a down cow, or whatever the emergency may be feel free to call the clinic and be directed to our veterinarian on call.
Drop Ship Program
convenient next business day shipping
We have all said there just simply are not enough hours in the day to get the work done some days. So why not skip the trip into town, or that lengthy discussion with the route truck person about the latest deals, and simply pick up the phone when it is convenient for you. If you call before 11am most items can be shipped that day, so you receive what you need the next business day. Your items will be delivered right to your door! This means more time for you to get the things done you need done.
- From prescription antibiotics to calf blankets and tube feeders to taggers and hip lifters, we have everything you need.
- Always low prices and saves you time. Time is money!
Annual Producer Meeting
Every February on the last Wednesday of the month we have a luncheon for our producers as a way to say thank you for your continued support and business. We understand you have a lot of different meetings you can go to, but this event’s topics are decided upon by YOU. Every year a different topic is picked by YOU the farmer, and then we (the veterinarians) either speak or get speakers in to discuss whatever it may be that YOU want to learn more about. What is your next goal for your operation? Maybe improving milk quality or how best to maximize your nutrition out of the sources you currently have available to you. Whatever the topic may be we work diligently to get the information to help you succeed. If there is a topic you would like to hear more about don’t hesitate to let us know.