The wide range of services and veterinarians allow the UF Large Animal Hospital to offer superior care to all large animals; not just horses. The UF veterinarians treat goats, alpacas, llamas, pigs, cattle, and other farm animals from the Gainesville, Ocala, Jacksonville and surrounding Florida areas. Our large animal patients receive the same emergency, neonatal care, surgical services, internal medicine, reproduction, and ophthalmology services that our equine patients receive.
If you have questions or want information about a service that isn’t listed, please call the hospital at 352-392-2229 or visit our contact page.
Join us for the Camelid Health Seminar in Gainesville on Saturday, July 27, 2013!
Large Animal Reproduction In-House Services for Farm Animals
- Pregnancy diagnosis and fetal assessments
- Fertility evaluation of males and females
- Dystocia management
- Management of postpartum issues
- Management of high-risk pregnancy
- Assisting with breeding management
Large Animal Internal Medicine In-House Services for Farm Animals
- Physical examination and diagnostics
- Ultrasound, radiology, CT and MRI
- Blood work, urinalysis, fecal diagnostics, California mastitis test
- Rumen fluid analysis and transfaunation
- Neonatal resuscitation and intensive care
- Blood transfusion (cattle on-site, can assist with finding a goat or alpaca donor if you cannot provide your own)
- Cerebral spinal fluid collection and analysis
- Floatation and cooling for heat-stressed camelids
- Pregnancy toxemia and management of other diseases in pregnant females
FARMS In-House Services
- Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE)
- Cesarean section
- Vaginal prolapse
- Rectal prolapse
- LDA and RDA
Large Animal Surgery Procedures
- Abdominal exploratory surgery
- Soft-tissue surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Ovariohysterectomy and castrations
- Orthopedic surgery
- Fracture repair
- Urogenital surgery (male and female)
When complications arose with my goat’s pregnancy, Dr. Kelleman of the reproduction service tried several tactical approaches but the kid was too large to pass, so she was taken to surgery for an emergency cesarean section. Dr. Alison Morton and Dr. Dymock performed the surgery with the help of Dr. Shih, the anesthesiologist, and after a successful surgery, they were taken to Dr. Reuss and Dr. Husted of the medicine service. The technicians made sure she was taken care of, and they received a lot of attention from the vet students and staff. Five days later she got to come home and has been doing fantastic ever since!
- Kelley from Brooker, Fla.
The UF Large Animal Hospital veterinarians treat equine and large animal patients from the Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville areas, including Alachua and Marion Counties in Florida, and our clients come from all over the United States. Contact us to speak to one of our specialists or to make an appointment.