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How to Maintain Better Records for Your Veterinarian in 3 Easy Steps

Natalia Bonilla

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| Jun 10, 2024

Veterinarians take on a lot of responsibility throughout their day. They not only deal with the health and welfare of animals but also strive to build relationships with each individual producer.

Even though cattle producers may only see their vet once or twice a year, maintaining a strong relationship with your veterinarian is crucial. Why not make their jobs a little easier by staying on top of your herd treatments? Read on to discover three simple steps you can implement in your digital record-keeping platform that’ll make your vet’s day go by a whole lot smoother.

1. Keep Records of All Treatments

In the Herdwatch App, you can input your treatments to ensure the vet is provided with a full animal history to assist with diagnosis of the animal. Whether you’ve treated your cow or calf for bloating or lice, take note of all your doses and record them into your personalized treatment log. Herdwatch tracks symptoms, diagnosis, affected areas, vet details, type and amount of medicine used & much more!

If a medicine is not on the list Herdwatch provides, you can scan the barcode, and Herdwatch will automatically provide the name. All you have to do is input the dose amount; this way, you can keep track of how many units are left.

2. Stay Consistent – Create Tasks for Yourself

 

 

Herdwatch’s ‘Create Job’ feature is designed to keep reminders contained onto one platform. Your ranch, all in your pocket. This feature will keep you up to date on all tasks that need to be completed . Keeping an eye on a calf that is bloating excessively or acting lame will prevent an emergency vet visit. Make sure to take action when noticing something unusual within your herd. By noting their behaviors in Herdwatch and then showcasing them to the vet, you can secure a great partnership between you and your vet.

3. Create Vet Contact Card & Keep Records of Previous Visits

Keeping detailed contact information and records of previous visits is crucial. Ensure you have the name, address, phone number, and the reasoning behind each visit recorded. This information is not only vital for the vet but also helps you track the history of treatments and visits for each animal in your herd.

By implementing these steps and tips, you can enhance your record-keeping practices, improve the health management of your herd, and foster a more efficient and beneficial relationship with your veterinarian.

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