Large Animal

From vaccinations and routine care to surgeries and testing, we can do it all. We share our knowledge with our cattle ranchers, horse owners, and our dairy goat farmers and in turn we gain knowledge. In the ever changing environment of Veterinary Medicine, our doctors at Kurten Vet stay up to the times with the latest and greatest information for our clients. We are always seeking out answers and learning the new laws concerning beef cattle vaccinations so we can make sure that everything we do is up to code.

With all the viruses out there, your cattle and horses need to be protected. The cost of the vaccine is little compared to the cost of losing a calf or the medication and vet call it will take to help your horse get over Flu/Rhino. Also implementing a regular deworming program with frequent fecal floats is a strong recommendation of ours.

Our Bovine Herd Health Options

  • Farm Call
  • Emergenies
  • Health Certificates
  • Virgin Bull Certificate
  • Hospitalize
  • Autopsy
  • Abortion screen
  • BVD ear notch
  • Bull fertility exam
  • Pregnancy binding protein (30 days bred) testing
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Tritrichomonas PCR testing
  • Chronic Diarrhea testing
  • CBC
  • Biochemistry
  • Dehorn
  • Calf Castration
  • Deliver calf or calf pull
  • Fetotomy
  • Palpate cows
  • BANGS/Brucellosis
  • Cavalry 9 – Bovishield
  • Virashield
  • Cattlemaster
  • Mannheimia Haemolytica – One Shot or Inforce 3
  • Deworm ivermectin or drench: calves
  • Valbazon
  • Wart vaccine
  • Fly tags
  • Lutalyse

Our Equine Health Care

  • Farm Call
  • Exam
  • Coggins
  • Allergy Testing
  • Colic
  • Euthanasia
  • Float teeth with anesthetic
  • Health Certificate
  • Post parturition treatment
    • Foal- (paint navel, enema, antitoxin, antibiotics)
    • Mare – (oxytocin, antibiotics, antitoxin)
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • West Nile Vaccine
  • VEWT/Flu/Rhino
  • Strangles
  • Tetanus antitoxin or toxoid
  • Foals
    • From an immunized mare – 3 months then repeat 1 month later
    • From an un-immunized mare  – Day 1 – tetanus antitoxin and toxoid, repeat toxoid at 4 weeks then follow up at 3 months
  • Piroplasmosis  (B. equi + B. caballi) & (B.   caballi)
  • Equine Encephalitis Panel IgM
  • IgG for foals
  • Equine CBC and Biochemistry


We take the utmost care of all of our surgical patients. Even though most of these are performed in the field we try and keep the surgical site as sterile as possible. Before each surgery our vets will take the time to answer all of your questions so that you can make the right choices for you and your animal.

Procedures for Cattle:

  • C-Section
  • Cosmetic dehorn
  • Eye enucleation
  • Cervical/ Vaginal prolapse
  • Third eyelid flap
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Umbilical hernia

Procedures for Horses:

  • Castration
  • Stitching of cuts
  • Removal of tumors and submission to the TVMDL for testing