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Vet Services has a close involvement with Hawkes Bay beef cattle breeders and finishers. Hawkes Bay is home to a large number of commercial beef herds as well as many nationally recognised stud herds.
From a veterinary perspective, the emphasis these days is as much on animal disease prevention as it is on actual treatment. By working closely with clients to identify their animal health and performance goals, we aim to develop farm-specific animal health programmes and strategies that take much of the guesswork out of their beef farming enterprise. In building such a farm profile, it leads us to tailor advice that is based on best practice, best science and focused on achieving great results.
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.
- Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma Bovis is a bacterial disease affecting cattle. For more information on the outbreak in the Patoka area- click here. If you have any concerns with regards to your particular situation please...
- Lice in Cattle: Winter is the season for lice and if they are there in numbers in winter they will be there en masse by spring.
- Benefits of Rumensin: Rumensin contains an active ingredient from the ionophore family called Monensin. It has an action on the bacteria present in the rumen leading to a change in the composition of bacteria type.
- Parasite Control in Young Cattle: We are currently seeing and hearing about young beef cattle that are losing body condition and scouring. Some animals are being found dead or close to it. Examinations of these animals are revealing...
- Pregnancy Testing Results for Cattle 2010: Virtually all the cattle pregnancy testing at Vet Services is now done by ultrasound scanning, allowing more accurate diagnosis of age of pregnancy, identifying twin calves if required, as well as being...
Vet Services offer a beef cattle pregnancy scanning service for either manual testing or using real-time ultrasound scanners.
We offer a beef cattle pregnancy scanning service. We can test manually, or use real-time ultrasound scanners.
Vet News: Beef
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
March Vet News 2016: View the March 2016 newsletter from Vet Services Hawkes bay.