Ruminant and camelid services at Alpine Equine
Sheep, Goat and Llama Herd Health
We offer herd testing for OPP in sheep and CAE in goats. We offer testing for Johne’s in both species. We also offer annual Brucellosis and Tuberculosis testing for show and milking animals. We also utilize the same list of specialized procedures for small ruminants as listed above under equine services. These include routine vaccinations, nutrition counseling, hoof trimming as well as reproductive and surgical care.
Llamas and Alpacas
We see pet camelids as well as fiber producing animals and brood stock. We offer wellness exams including routine hoof care, annual vaccinations for Rabies, Clostridium C & D (over- eating disease) and Tetanus. We offer deworming and boosters for vitamin E and selenium to prevent white muscle disease and vaccination for rhinopneumonitis for camelids housed with equines. We evaluate body scores annually as obesity is a significant problem in these animals. We also offer Sickness exams and emergency treatment including administration of intravenous fluids, treatment for choke, heat stroke, overeating disease, polioencephalomalacia, listeriosis, and “failure to thrive” syndrome. We perform routine surgical castrations, fighting teeth trimming, growth removal and microchip insertion.
We provide herd health assistance and management for our local beef cattle clients including nutrition consultations, calf ICU and hospitalization, and herd health pregnancy palpation visits. We offer emergency dystocia, cesarean sections needs in our cattle working facility on the premises. If adequate restraint facilities are available on the ranch herd health and emergency services are also offered. Bull breeding soundness, Brucellosis vaccination, health certifcation and trich testing are all offered .