Animal Care bvba - Vets small and large domestic animals

At our practice we have three ultrasound devices. One is a very large device which renders very sharp images but cannot be moved. Therefore, this device is especially destined to pets. The other two devices are movable and can therefore be deployed with horses, cattle, sheep etc. The smallest device is the most practical for gynaecology because it has a battery and enables us to scan on any location.

Horses are usually castrated at the age of 2 years. Preferably, this is done in spring or autumn so that horses do not have to endure so many flies. In winter it is often too cold to perform a complete anaesthetic on a horse as it will get in a hypothermic state too fast. It is also best when a horse can move a lot after castration because by standing still the castration wound and the shaft of the horse swell too much.

At our practice we have a portable digital radiography device that can be deployed with horses and other large domestic animals.

This is the optimal device to take photographs of limping horses as shown on the first image here below, a horse with a broken phalange.

Male donkeys also get castrated. Just as with horses, this takes place at a rather young age from 6 months up to three years. This is done to avoid the donkey stallion from developing nasty stallion habits like biting and staggering.

An endoscope is a flexible fibreglass tube which enables us to check the inside of certain organs through a light source and a lens.

In the case of horses we especially use this device to get an image of the airways in case of respiratory problems like laryngeal paralysis or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

Bovine ultrasound is the optimal way to direct and oversee reproduction at the cattle farm.

We can already see if your cow or heifer is pregnant as soon as three weeks after the coverage.

The Belgian Blue is one of the fattest bovine species in the world and consequently its meat is of exceptional quality.

As a consequence, because the mother animals have an enormously large rump and their little calves are so fat as well, we have to perform a caesarean most of the times.