New Zealand's first professional dairy cow hoof trimmer has fulfilled a long-held dream, setting up a training institute to bring internationally recognised standards of hoofcare to the industry.
Facial eczema in dairy cattle can cause significant production losses without visible symptoms, says a new group formed to raise awareness of the disease.
Most clinical mastitis occurs over calving, so if you’ve had a good spring, you probably feel like you’re in the clear.
Dairy goat farmers should carefully plan the feed requirements during the lead up to transition and the early lactation period.
Ketosis in any of its forms can lead to sudden and catastrophic loss levels at kidding time.
Heat stress has a big effect on reproduction, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
BVD is a viral disease of cattle with a big economic impact.
New Lincoln University research shows analysing a farmer’s personal characteristics is important when dealing with their anxiety.
As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases.
Farmers and global markets can depend on OSPRI, explains chief executive Steve Stuart.
Amanda Kilby, MSD animal health veterinarian, explains what Bovine Viral Diarrhoea is and how you can control it.
Selecting the right genetics is no longer only for improving the economic output of a herd, says CRV Ambreed sales and marketing manager Jon Lee.
Tail pant has been shelved by a King Country farm — the first in New Zealand to try DeLaval’s automated cow heat detection.
The ‘Resilient Dairy’ research launched by LIC at National Fieldays in June is an “overdue but welcome initiative” because New Zealand is lagging in dairy genetics, says genetics company World Wide Sires.
Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health, explains best-practice guidelines for treating cows with clinical mastitis.
Good bull management means running adequate numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise the risk of injury to people and animals, says DairyNZ.
What should you keep in mind when choosing trace mineral products? Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services explains.
In this season we are again asking a lot of our stock, writes Julie Wagner, Ravensdown animal health product manager.
It will be up to farmers to report problems with tags as a push begins to improve livestock ID and tracing standards, says OSPRI.
Successful grazing of crop paddocks is achieved by good management of people, cows and the environment, says DairyNZ.
Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle and is a significant cause of losses on the dairy farm, explains Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health.
OPINION: Contrary to recent suggestions in the media, there is very little credible research supporting the success of homeopathic treatment of mastitis in dairy cows.
With spring just around the corner for many, it is time to recap on some rather sobering facts that highlight the importance of being prepared for the busy season.
When dealing with calf feed products it is important to read the labels, go online or ask your supplier for instructions and information, says Natalie Hughes, nutrition and quality manager at SealesWinslow.