Your vet has first-hand knowledge of your farm and is familiar with your animals and management style. Working closely with your vet provides a second opinion and can help you assess your operation to manage animal health risks and set goals.
Developing a herd health plan that’s right for you starts with a strong veterinary-client-patient relationship
A disease prevention message from beyond the grave
Post-mortems of calves can be very revealing. A calf post-mortem can easily be done on the farm with little time investment or calves can be transported to the Animal Health Laboratory in Kemptville or Guelph. Further lab testing may or may not be needed depending on the initial findings. Talk to your herd veterinarian about what is involved.