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.
Almost all the recommendations from two reviews of the Mycoplasma bovis programme have been accepted, after the ‘surge in activity’ leading up to this year’s moving day.
The Canterbury TBfree committee chair Malcolm Gilbert has retired after 15 years in the role.
Three ways you can prepare for the onrush of the calving season will shore up your abilities, says DairyNZ.
Poor udder quality in many New Zealand cows contributes to them being culled in their first and second lactations, imposing an unsustainable cost, says a visiting expert.
Achieving the best calving season requires good planning and preparation, says DairyNZ. Here's how to do just that.
MSD Animal Health’s regional technical advisor/vet, Kim Kelly explains how to reduce the risk of your calves getting scours.
DairyNZ developer animal care and biosecurity, Katherine DeWitt on the new tail shortening laws and better options for tail management.
With winter now well underway, dairy cows are fast approaching the most stressful time of the year.
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