bovine, caprine, ovine & Porcine
When 4B Livestock was created we were asked to deliver a bovine model that was healthy, smaller than available breeds commonly used…
The ovine model we provide is obtained from known breeders and quarantined at our facility for an appropriate amount of time…
We are able to provide Boer and Spanish strains. Both breeds are quite hardy and adapt to a research environment readily.
The porcine model we provide is obtained from a known breeder. Typically, the domestic swine are of a Yorkshire cross strain.
4B Livestock is a family owned small business created in 1997. The people behind our company have been in agriculture their entire lives. We are a USDA licensed facility and are routinely inspected by the USDA. In conjunction with an IACUC site inspection, we have been inspected by AAALAC International.
It’s been our goal to provide all established and potential clients with the finest customer service in the industry. Our motto is to treat the client as we would like to be treated. From the very first contact, we want our clients to feel they are the most important client we have. Even if they are only seeking information, we want them to feel that we are a company they will do business with in the future.
We Understand the needs of the laboratory researcher
We understand the needs of the laboratory researcher and make it our goal to provide a consistent, healthy and quality bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine models for the biomedical research community. The safety of your laboratory personnel is of utmost importance to 4B Livestock. Through haltering and physical contact, our bovine and ovine models are tamer and less stressed allowing researchers and staff to approach the model without fear or trepidation once in your facility.
Regimented Veterinary Care Program
We have a Licensed Veterinary Technician on staff. We have a regimented veterinary care program in place for vaccination and deworming protocol. We work closely with our local veterinarian to formulate the best care plan possibly. Our bovine inoculation regimen includes the Clostridial diseases, bovine viral diseases, Leptospiro and tetanus. Our herd is brucellosis free. The ovine regimen consists of the Clostridial diseases and tetanus. All ovine are laboratory tested for Q-fever before shipping. The female ovine tested for pregnancy at your request. The males of all species will be castrated. We use an appropriate antibiotic regimen.
We are able to comply if your facility has a specific inoculation or veterinary test required. Our water supply meets guidelines established by the USDA and The Guide. The feedstuffs are stored as instructed in The Guide. Our models are individually identified with an appropriate ear tag. The transportation of the models is via company truck and trailer.