Cattle Magazine Veterinary Livestock Services’ renovations boast increased safety and new technology – Fence Post

Livestock Services’ renovations boast increased safety and new technology – Fence Post




A new bud flow tub is one of many new additions that provide increased safety in the handling and treatment area for Livestock Services at K-State’s Veterinary Health Center. Renovations will benefit clients, clinicians and veterinary students.
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MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Livestock Services’ handling and treatment area in the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center has recently undergone significant renovations and is now open to patients.

According to Matt Miesner, section head and clinical professor in Livestock Services at the Veterinary Health Center, improvements not only came from a need for structural repair, but also a need to ensure the standards of modern, safe, efficient and low-stress animal handling methods. He said these changes will benefit clients, clinicians and veterinary students.

“We will be able to process more patients more safely and efficiently, and students will have the opportunity to see more cases safely and experience multiple handling methods recommended by leading experts in the cattle industry,” Miesner said. “Clients should see an efficient, safe and modern service for their animals.”

Upgrades include:

• New drive-thru unloading feature to improve patient drop-off and pickup.

• Holding pens, alleyways, sweep and bud tub handling of cattle to improve output and safer movement of patients.

• A new tilt chute provides
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