Large Animal Urgent Care
Horses • Cattle • Goats • Sheep • llamas • Pigs • Cervids
Call: (507) 233-2520
Emergency Veterinary Services for Large Animals
If your animal is showing any symptoms or behaviors which are concerning you, contact New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center right away for ambulatory services.
Steps to Take In An Emergency
If your horse, goat, cow or other large animal is experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Us - Emergency care for large animals is offered 24/7, 365 days a year. Call us as soon as you detect an emergency situation and we will send our vets to your farm for diagnosis and treatment.
- Follow Instructions Provided - You may be provided instructions to help you apply first aid or make your animal as comfortable as possible. Make sure you follow these instructions as carefully as possible.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your animal. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help. Do not put yourself at risk!
Large Animal Emergency Care FAQs
Read through some of the most frequently asked questions below in order to learn more about large animal emergency services at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center.
- Do you provide after hours-emergency care for large animals?
Yes, our on-call veterinarians are available 24/7 to provide emergency care for large animals.
If your large animal requires urgent care please call: (507) 233-2520.
- When is your clinic open for large animal emergencies?
Our veterinarians see emergencies for large animals like horses, goats, cattle, sheep, llamas, and pigs 24/7/365.
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Signs of colic in any large animal
- Neurological signs such as seizures and/or staggering
- Rectal, vaginal, or uterine prolapse
- Any concerns about a pregnant animal
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our New Ulm veterinary center is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when we will be needed. Once you call us, we will prioritize emergency cases.