Other Farm Care
Routine Health Management
Our focus is to provide the best possible diagnostics and care for each and every farm animal. Whether it is vaccinations or parasite control, we strive to prevent the onset of clinical signs and diseases. By having communication with farm managers and owners, we are able to identify not only individual problems, but also concerns that may affect an entire herd.
Herd Management Consultations
We provide consultation in a multitude of areas. These areas include nutrition, records evaluation, reproduction, neonatal care and parasite prevention. We continually attend continuing education seminars to stay at the forefront of the industries that we are involved with.
We offer surgery on the farm and at our clinic. Surgeries that can be performed on the farm include laceration repair, minor hoof repair/ surgery and several other minor procedures. Oftentimes an animal requires a more in depth surgical procedure. Our veterinary hospital allows for you to drop off your animal for its surgical procedure with biosecurity in mind. We feature a small animal surgery center, a bovine surgery room and a separate equine surgical suite.
We recently purchased a portable x-ray unit. This unit allows us the freedom to perform radiography in the clinic as well as on farms within the area. Our in-clinic digital x-ray unit and processor allow us to generate the best radiographic images to diagnose your animals specific condition. Many small ruminant animals are able to be evaluated using this system due to their smaller size.
Diagnostic Laboratory Services
From fecal flotation to bacterial culture and sensitivity, our clinic facility and staff are capable of performing many laboratory tests and screenings. Our doctors (or the farm managers in some cases) can collect samples to determine the type of bacteria that is present and the best course of treatment. Blood samples can be evaluated for many disease conditions. We can perform tests to evaluate cell counts (red and white cell counts), screen the body organ systems, and evaluate electrolyte status. Using a referral laboratory, we can expand our capabilities even further.
Our onsite pharmacy is maintained so that we have most of the medications that your animal will need. Items not routinely stocked can usually be obtained within 24 hours. We offer drop off services and also special programs for eligible clients that have bulk orders.
Deer Medicine and Services
Dr. Gabe Middleton has a special interest in the white-tailed deer industry. He has recently become certified in chronic wasting disease surveillance.
24-Hour Emergency Services
One of our large animal doctors is on call at all times. Please call the clinic’s main phone number if you have an emergency. We can be contacted at (330)682-2971or toll free at 1-800-221-1547 if you are out of the local calling area.
Acupuncture is the use of small needles that are inserted into "trigger points," which are specific points targeted to simulate the desired healing effects. Acupuncture cases the release of cortisol and endorphins. These two substances help relieve pain, decrease inflammation, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and stimulate nerves. Many conditions respond to acupuncture therapy, including: Osteoarthritis, Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, seizures, strokes, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, nausea, and many other. The length and frequency of the treatments varies depending on the underlying condition, as well as the severity of clinical signs. We will discuss the treatment protocol and expected outcome during your initial consultation.
Cryotherapy is a service that we added in 2017. This technology uses liqud nitrogen, targeted through a small, handheld device. The liquid nitrogen serves to "freeze" the target tissue. This allows us to remove smaller lumps and bumps with little to no anesthesia.