Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service (FARMS)

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FARMS Contact

Phone: (352) 294-4387
Fax: (352) 392-7551

About UF Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine

The UF Food Animal Reproduction & Medicine Service (FARMS) veterinarians and staff are devoted to the science of food animal health maintenance. Our goal is to improve quality and productivity of dairy, meat, and fiber in livestock. FARMS delivers health care and services to these vital sectors of the food supply system, while providing on-farm teaching of veterinary students. For camelid reproduction, please see our Large Animal Reproduction page.

FARMS provides a full range of services for dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, and small ruminants as well as phone and on-farm consultant services for referring veterinarians. View our Veterinary Extension page for equine, dairy, beef, cattle and poultry events and more information. Field services provided include:

Large Animal Field Services

Dairy Cattle

  • Disease management and outbreak investigations
  • Training for staff and management teams
  • Reproductive management (synchronization programs and artificial Insemination)
  • Pregnancy diagnosis (manual palpation and ultrasonography)
  • Infertility evaluation (bulls and cows)
  • Breeding soundness examination
  • Obstetrics
  • Field surgery
  • Milk quality and udder health monitoring and investigation
  • Welfare evaluations
  • Heifer rearing management and health programs
  • Vaccination programs for youngstock and adult cattle
  • Health certificates and regulatory testing
  • For extension, information visit the UF Dairy Cattle Veterinary extension page

Beef Cattle

  • Reproductive management (synchronization and artificial Insemination)
  • Breeding soundness examinations of bulls
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis, manually and with ultrasound
  • Infertility evaluations of bulls and cows
  • Obstetrics
  • Health care protocols, vaccination
  • Dehorning and castration
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation
  • Health and travel certificates
  • For extension, information visit the UF Beef Cattle extension page

Sheep and Goats

  • Breeding soundness examinations of rams and bucks
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis with ultrasound
  • Infertility evaluations of ewes and does
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation (abortions, parasites, foot-rot, mastitis)
  • Reproductive management (synchronization and Artificial Insemination)
  • Dehorning and castration
  • Obstetrics
  • Hoof trimming and lameness evaluation.
  • Vaccination protocols
  • Health and travel certificates
  • Milking evaluation
  • For extension, information visit the UF Sheep and Goat extension page

Swine

  • Reproductive management
  • Breeding soundness examinations of boars
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis, with ultrasound
  • Obstetrics
  • Health care protocols, vaccination
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation
  • Health and travel certificates

FARMS Veterinarians, Residents and Staff

  • Dr. D. Owen Rae, Service Chief
  • Dr. Rafael Bisinotto
  • Dr. Catalina Cabrera
  • Dr. Klibs Galvão
  • Dr. Fiona Maunsell
  • Dr. Lorena Carmona, Resident
  • Dr. Brittany Diehl, Resident
  • Dr. Tomas Gonzalez, Resident
  • Michelle Driver, Senior Clerk
  • Xiaojie Ma, Biological Scientist
  • Anita Anderson, Veterinary Assistant

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Louis Archbald
  • Dr. Ken Braun
  • Dr. Wyland Cripe
  • Dr. Art Donovan
  • Dr. Maarten Drost
  • Dr. Paul Nicoletti (d)

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