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The animal patients can be brought to the university clinic with a referral from the veterinarian in charge and by prior appointment. Following the clinical examination, the animals are either treated as outpatients or admitted as inpatients, depending on the diagnosis.

Emergency Number for Farm Animals
T +43 1 25077-5232


Thomas Wittek

Head of University Clinic for Ruminants

Univ.-Prof. Thomas Wittek, Dipl.ECBHM
T +43 1 25077-5200  

Contact - Clinical Unit of Ruminant Medicine

Campus Vetmeduni, 1210 Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1

T +43 1 25077-5201

Website - Clinical Unit of Ruminant Medicine
Contact - Unit of Herd Health Management in Ruminants

Vetfarm, 2563 Pottenstein, Kremesberg 12

+43 1 25077-6491

Website - Unit of Herd Health Management in Ruminants

Veterinary Services

Unit of Ruminant Medicine

We conduct research and teaching on internal and epidemic diseases in ruminants, including udder disorders and young animal diseases. We run outpatient clinics for cattle, small ruminants and New World camelids.

Unit of Herd Health Management in Ruminants

We conduct scientific research, instruct students and offer postgraduate and continuing education.

Specialty Areas of the University Clinic for Ruminants


  • Surgical emergencies of all kinds
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery


  • Lameness diagnostics and diagnostic imaging
  • Conservative therapy
  • Surgical therapy
  • Routine hoof care

Internal Medicine

  • Clinical examinations
  • Diagnostic measures: examination of blood, urine, faeces and milk
  • Ultrasound and endoscopy
  • X-ray, magnetic resonance and computer tomography
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental medicine


  • Intensive farm analysis
  • Further investigations
  • Definition of targets
  • Discussion of various options for optimising operations or improving the situation
  • Joint development of a suitable strategy
  • Preparation of a visitation protocol

Sheep and Goats

  • Milk production: milk yield, milk protein and milk fat content, cell counts
  • Feeding: feed, silage care, water supply
  • Husbandry: housing system, hygiene, management
  • Udder health: milking process, California mastitis test, bacteriological examination

New World Camelids

  • Clinical examinations
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Blood and other laboratory tests
  • Imaging procedures, such as ultrasound, endoscopy and X-ray examination
  • CT or MRI examinations
  • Endoparasite prevention
  • Endoparasite monitoring