Large Animal Reproduction
Dr. Wilkinson owns full-service stables located 1/2 mile from our veterinary clinic. We feel it is important for breeding animals to be in a good quality, low stress, and reasonably priced environment in order to facilitate conception. All of the animals are monitored daily. Dr. Wilkinson has been able to achieve impressive conception rates with his ability to diagnose problems and confirm pregnancy earlier.
Over the years, Dr. Wilkinson has honed his skills as he has followed his passion of breeding and raising race horses for over 30 years.
At our stables, we have the ability to:
- Stand studs
- Confirm Pregnancy
- Collect studs
- Artificially inseminate
- Perform embryo transfer
- Assist with natural breeding
- Heat synchronize mares
- Improving Fertility
Bovine, Other Large Animal and Small Ruminant Reproduction
Our veterinarian also has experience with cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and deer. Many people are able to work with one of the common domestic animal species but Dr. Wilkinson has experience with most of them. Many times, it is economically beneficial to allow animals such as cattle to breed on their own. The need for a veterinarian comes in when you have multiple cows that will not stay bred or to see if a bull is fertile. Some also want to plan when their cows come into heat to be able to prepare for days when they have the most help. Whatever your reason is for needing a veterinarian, we can help.
Our skills include skills include:
- Pregnancy confirmation
- Heat synchronization
- Artificial insemination
- Breeding soundness exams (BSE)
- Assisting with natural breeding
- Improving fertility
- Semen collection
In order to have a successful breeding program, you need to make sure that you animals are healthy and fertile and you need to know early in the season so you can make your program profitable. One of the worst feelings is knowing that none of your cows are going to be pregnant that season because your bull was infertile. Please never buy or use a bull in your program that has not had a breeding soundness exam to confirm fertility.
To have a successful breeding program you also need to know the heat cycles of your cows and be able to detect pregnancy quickly. With palpation and ultrasound, Dr. Wilkinson can detect pregnancy as soon as 30 days in cows and 14 days in horses. You don’t have to wait 2 or 3 months to know if your program will be on track to make a profit this year.