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Small Ruminants

Veterinary Associates of Murfreesboro provides basic care for small ruminants such as sheep and goats including vaccinations, worming, and surgeries that are required to help keep them healthy.

Our veterinarians will vaccinate your sheep and goats for rabies, tetanus, and clostridium (CTD). The rabies vaccine can be difficult for goats, therefore allow at least one month before or after the rabies vaccine before giving your goat any other vaccination. Another preventive measure that we routinely provide is the analysis of fecal samples for parasites.

Some routine care that our veterinarians can help you with includes having your animal’s hooves trimmed every four to six weeks. Hoof trimming is important for the prevention of lameness and infection. It is a simple procedure that we can teach you.

Always be aware of any physical or behavioral changes that you may notice during your daily interaction with your ruminants. Some symptoms that indicate illness include loss of appetite, limping, listlessness, labored breathing, diarrhea, discharge from the eyes or nose, and abnormal body temperature. If you notice any of these symptoms, call us for an appointment immediately.

Veterinary Associates of Murfreesboro provides health care services for small ruminants located in the areas of Lebanon, Eagleville, and Lascassas, Tennessee. If necessary, we can make farm calls to the local area by appointment only.