Field Surgery

Pigs, poultry and more

Production pigs and poultry do not usually receive surgery.

Pot bellied pigs are treated as pets and will usually be brought into the clinic for care. Pot-bellied pigs can be treated more like dogs than like other farm animals.

Camelids and camelid owners are managed more like horses than goats.

Deer and elk farms are managed more like beef farms (limited handling).

Large exotics are often managed at the state level and must be licensed and under the care of a veterinarian. Clients should not be requesting medical care unless they are already in partnership with you for animal care.




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