FARMS

Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service

UF Veterinary Hospital | FARMS

The Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service focuses on the science of livestock health to improve quality and productivity of dairy, meat, and fiber. Faculty and house officers in FARMS deliver health care and consulting services to these vital sectors of the food supply chain while providing on-farm teaching of veterinary students.

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Services provided:

FARMS provides a full range of services for dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, and small ruminants as well as phone and on-farm consultant services for referring veterinarians. Field services provided include:

Dairy Cattle

  • Disease management and outbreak investigations
  • Training for staff and management teams
  • Reproductive management (synchronization programs and artificial Insemination)
  • Pregnancy diagnosis (manual palpation and ultrasonography)
  • Infertility evaluation (bulls and cows)
  • Breeding soundness examination
  • Obstetrics

  • Field surgery
  • Milk quality and udder health monitoring and investigation
  • Welfare evaluations
  • Heifer rearing management and health programs
  • Vaccination programs for youngstock and adult cattle
  • Health certificates and regulatory testing
  • For extension, information visit the UF Dairy Cattle Veterinary extension page

Beef Cattle

  • Reproductive management (synchronization and artificial Insemination)
  • Breeding soundness examinations of bulls
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis, manually and with ultrasound
  • Infertility evaluations of bulls and cows
  • Obstetrics

  • Health care protocols, vaccination
  • Dehorning and castration
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation
  • Health and travel certificates
  • For extension, information visit the UF Beef Cattle extension page

Sheep and Goats

  • Breeding soundness examinations of rams and bucks
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis with ultrasound
  • Infertility evaluations of ewes and does
  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive management (synchronization and Artificial Insemination)
  • Dehorning and castration

  • Hoof trimming and lameness evaluation.
  • Vaccination protocols
  • Health and travel certificates
  • Milking evaluation
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation (abortions, parasites, foot-rot, mastitis)
  • For extension, information visit the UF Sheep and Goat extension page

Swine

  • Reproductive management
  • Breeding soundness examinations of boars
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis, with ultrasound

  • Obstetrics
  • Health care protocols, vaccination
  • Disease management and outbreak investigation
  • Health and travel certificates

FARMS Faculty

D O Rae
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

D O Rae

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4313
Rafael S Bisinotto
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Rafael S Bisinotto

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 226-4175
Catalina Cabrera
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Catalina Cabrera

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4311
Klibs Galvao
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Klibs Galvao

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4788
Fiona P Maunsell
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Fiona P Maunsell

CLIN AST PROF
Phone: (352) 294-4368

FARMS Residents and Interns

FARMS Staff

Anita G Anderson

Sr Vet Care Tch
Phone: (352) 294-4318

Michelle D Driver

Veterinary Service Rep
Phone: (352) 294-4310

Contact Information

Office: (352) 294-4387
Fax: (352) 392-7551