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Over the last 15 years dairy farming has grown significantly in Hawkes Bay.
Vet Services has been a part of that growth with increases in the number of vets to service our dairy clients and an increase in the specialist learning in critical areas of dairy in New Zealand such as Nutrition, Reproduction, Lameness and Mastitis.
Find out more about our dairy-specific services from the menu on the right.
These articles are compiled by our vets and are intended to complement our Veterinary services by giving you access to research articles and animal health information. They are only guides - we strongly recommend you consult your vet for a full diagnosis.
- Colostrum – get the best from that liquid gold: It's coming to that time again - soon the cows will be calving and the calf sheds will be full of happy, healthy, bright eyed calves. They will have all had a good drink of high quality colostrum soon...
- Optimising Milk Production, Condition & Fertility: The start of the milking season is an eventful time for dairy cows. Returning from grazing, transition from a dry cow diet to a fresh cow production diet, calving and start of production are all risk...
- Endometritis & Mmetrichecking : Endometritis is a low-grade infection of the lining of the uterus that affects fertility and increases the period from calving to conception if a cow is infected. Most cows become infected around calvin...
- Non-cycling Cows: Non-cycling cows are cows that have not yet shown a heat at the planned start of mating. They occur for a wide variety of reasons including low body condition, endometritis, lameness etc.
- Nutritional Consultancy & Intelact: Dairy production systems are changing from the traditional NZ all grass, seasonal systems to more supplement based, often split-calving systems. Dairy nutrition is a complicated process and a lot of...
Our team can help prevent dairy lameness in your herd and offer treatments.
From nutrition consultancy to mineral profiling and on-farm liver biopsies, we cover your animal nutrition needs.
Our reproduction services for your dairy herd include management plans performance analysis, artificial insemination and pregnancy scanning.
Vet Services can offer your dairy herd preventative plans and treatment for mastitis in your herd.
We offer a dairy cattle pregnancy scanning service. We can test manually, or use real-time ultrasound scanners.
Vet News: Dairy
Hastings 2016 Facial Eczema Spore Count Updates: There are still some high counts around - and last night most of us got a little bit of rain - its still mild - things could get hotter from here, so continue monitoring your paddocks! (6th May).More
FACIAL ECZEMA SPORE COUNT UPDATES 2016 - CHB: Spore counts continue to drop. Be cautious of paddocks with low covers, high proportion of dead matter and those that have had high counts previously. If you are still having issues or concerned with...More
November Vet News 2015: View the November 2015 newsletter from Vet Services Hawkes bay.