Large Animal Services
We have excellent haul-in facilities for various large animal surgical procedures and the processing of large groups of cattle. Recently, we updated our tub and alley equipment to allow for a smoother flow of animals throughout our facility. We are able to fit large/pregnant cows and bulls in our alley. We have an in-house tilt table for bovine foot exams and trimming. An equine stock is also available for various examinations including dental and reproductive testing.
Calf Intensive Care Unit
Do you have a newborn calf that is scouring, cold, dehydrated, or lacking energy? We have the ability to run intravenous fluids, treatments, and tube electrolytes/milk/colostrum to the calf in our Calf ICU.
Rock Veterinary Clinic offers veterinarians and technicians that can assist you chuteside. Whether we come out on your farm or you use our haul-in facilities we can perform:
Brucellosis & Pre-Breeding Vaccinations
Johnes & TB Testing
Pregnancy Checking & Ultrasounding
In addition to these services, if you partake in our haul-in facilities we have a hydraulic chute that can hold small calves to large bulls. We can also take and record weights for accurate medication dosing. If your cow or bull are having lameness issues, we also have a hydraulic tilt table to safely examine and trim feet.
Keeping your horses healthy and happy is very important to the veterinarians of Rock Veterinary Clinic. We offer yearly vaccinations, Coggins and routine dental care. We have a brand-new Power Float that helps us perform dental floats and easily correct tooth abnormalities easily. We also offer emergency services to suture lacerations and triage colics.
Floating Teeth & Dental Care
Have you noticed that your horse is spilling or dropping feed? Are you finding small bits of chewed up hay in your horse’s stall? Is your horse having trouble maintaining his or her body condition despite frequent dewormings? Does your horse have problems accepting and tolerating a bit when riding? These clues could all be signs indicating that your horse needs dental care.
Coggins Testing (through Idexx Laboratories)
Traditional Paper Certificates or Electronic Certificates
Even when the clinic doors are closed, a veterinarian is on call who can respond promptly to your emergency. Call the Rock Veterinary Clinic number (507-283-9524) and you will be directed to the veterinarian on call.
Euthanasia and Post Mortems
Whether you need an animal euthanized or need diagnostic answers from a deceased animal, the veterinarians at Rock Veterinary Clinic have the skills and knowledge to help you come to a conclusion. If necessary, we can take tissue samples for university diagnostic lab testing and/or consult with you on possible treatments for other herd animals that may be affected.
Farm Calls and Examinations
Call us with any concerns you have in your herd. Our veterinarians can travel to your farm to help you with any health concern from a slight cough to a down animal.
Looking to update your cattle working facilities? Is your headgate in disrepair or won’t hold cattle safely anymore? Rock Veterinary Clinic is a dealership for For-Most Livestock Equipment. From a new headgate to an entire double width alleyway, we can order the new equipment at a discounted price. Check out their website for more information: http://www.for-most.com/ and have your new equipment delivered through Rock Veterinary Clinic.
Are you in need of a Health Certificate for your animal/s? We can visit your farm or you can use our haul-in facilities. The veterinarian will perform a health check of the animals and make sure they have the proper identification, vaccinations, tests and requirements for movement, travel, or sale. We also have the ability to use electronic health certificates through Global Vet Link.
Herd Checks, Consultations and Protocols
Whether you need a routine walk-through of your farm or consultations services, our knowledgeable veterinarians can help get and keep your livestock in good health to bring value to your operation. Because what works for one farm may not be the best for another, our veterinarians can help design a vaccination protocol tailored specifically for your operation. We are also able to obtain autogenous vaccinations for your particular needs.
Hoof Trimming on Hydraulic Tilt Table
Our hydraulic tilt table works great for trimming feet or treating toe abscesses on cows and bulls. Our veterinarians trim hooves on many cattle each year. They are able to correct many foot abnormalities and get your animal back on their feet.
Laboratory Diagnostics and Testing
Laboratory Diagnostics are a vital part of a healthy herd. We can help you with your blood collecting, tissue processing, and diagnostic work. We have access to both local and state diagnostic labs and can offer you protocol and/or treatment options best suited for your operation, based on diagnostic lab results.
PQA, BQA and TQA Training
Dr. Erin deKoning, Dr. Jason Johnson and Dr. Emily Tschida are certified trainers of the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) program. Dr. Erin deKoning is also a certified trainer of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) programs. Call us today to set up an appointment with either of these veterinarians to receive certification status.
Rock Veterinary Clinic has the technology for your reproduction needs including:
Ultrasounding (Cows, Ewes, Does)
Bull, Ram, and Buck Breeding Soundness Exams
Emergency and Assisted OBs (including C-sections)
Evaluation of reproduction programs
Full line of OB products and equipment
Tub & Chute Rentals
We have a portable tub with alleyway and two portable chutes available for rent so you can safely work your cattle at your location. We ask that you call ahead to reserve them and return them clean. We also ask that you report any visible damages that may have occurred while renting.
Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs)
Changes were made in how the FDA regulates most of the feed grade and water-soluble antibiotics you use. On January 1, 2017, many antibiotics used in U.S. animals shifted from over-the-counter status to being available only under veterinary oversight using what is known as a veterinary feed directive. VFD is a written statement issued by a licensed veterinarian that authorizes the use of a VFD drug or combination VFD drug in or on an animal feed. This written statement authorizes the producer to obtain and use animal feed containing a VFD drug to treat the producer’s animals only in accordance with the conditions for use approved by the FDA. If you have or need a current veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR), please give us a call, we can come up with a plan so you can receive your VFD order.
We provide a wide area of coverage for our large animal services, including (but not limited to): Luverne, Beaver Creek, Hills, Magnolia, Adrian, Ellsworth, Edgerton, Leota, Hardwick, Kenneth, Kanaranzi, Jasper, Pipestone, Worthington, Valley Springs, Brandon, Garretson, Sioux Falls, Dell Rapids, Larchwood, and Rock Rapids.