Dr. Eric performing a physical exam on an emu. Watch out they kick!
Dr. Eric checking out an ear cytology
This is how we are able to tell what type of infection is in the patient's ears. After we determine if it is fungal, bacterial or inflammatory we will pick an appropriate treatment. We also record how bad the infection was so we can note progress at the recheck exam.
IDEXX in house blood analyzers
Procyte Dx, Catalyst One, Sedivue Dx, Vetlab UA
Dr. Eric's son, Levi, getting ready for his first emergency farm call.
Dr. Hatcher, Julie and Alex taking some radiographs
A few Amish tractors
The horses got to take a short break from the field while we checked on the dairy herd.
Mess with the bull and you'll get the horns! This little angel was a especially unpleasant to vaccinate.
Remote Drug Delivery System
Dr. Eric is preparing a tranquilizer dart to castrate some wild hogs! Sometimes our patients outweigh us by a couple hundred pounds (750lb) and wont allow us easy access when in the field. Our veterinarians calculate specific drug combinations that work together to allow our patients the best anesthetic event and keep us and the patient safe. The hog never looked up from his snack when the dart was administered, he quietly found an area in the pasture to lay down for his procedure.
The finished pedicure
The finished product after about 5 minutes per foot. The toe length is shortened if needed, plantar surfaces flattened, abaxial hoof walls grooved, and heels balanced. The foot is returned to its original design. This process is not only performed on show animals but also on animals that have foot problems such as "screw claw", "white line disease", "bruised soles", and hoof abscesses. All of these processes can leave a 1200-2400lb animal lame, loosing weight and productivity at a rapid rate.
Emergency call goodies
Not only do some of us get to go on late night calls in our pajamas, but sometimes our friends will give us an extra bonus for coming out so late. Tonight we got a jar of liquid gold fresh from the hive! The cows are already feeling better and we will be too after some sleep and a spoonful of honey!
Dr. Levi was tired of being asked to leave the x-ray room and wanted to see what was actually happening when we "shoot x-rays". He was very eager to help and well protected with his lead apron.