Other Species

Goat & Ashley Hudson

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.

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
  • Dystocia
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Castration
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ultrasound
  • LDA and RDA

Large Animal Surgery Procedures

  • Circumcision
  • Abdominal exploratory surgery
  • Soft-tissue surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Ovariohysterectomy and castrations
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Urogenital surgery (male and female)

More Information

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.

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Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.


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