Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:55

Knowing how to give calves the needle

Most farmers are well prepared for the new disbudding and dehorning regulations which will take effect on October 1.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 24 September 2018 09:53

Vets worry about muddy cows

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences of poor practices during winter grazing, says chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.

Published in Management
Friday, 15 June 2018 07:55

Vets back eradication

Good onfarm animal management will be essential if plans to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis are to succeed, the New Zealand Veterinary Association says.

Published in Farm Health

Pain relief for disbudding cattle will be mandatory under new animal welfare regulations.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:55

New CEO for vets association

Mark Ward has been appointed as the new chief executive of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).

Published in General News

Proposed new animal welfare regulations are a great step forward, says the New Zealand Veterinary Association dairy cattle branch president, Dr Jenny Weston.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 13 May 2016 12:55

Rules to focus on bobby calves

Proposed new animal welfare regulations are a great step forward, says the NZ Veterinary Association dairy cattle branch president, Dr Jenny Weston.

Published in Farm Health

The eight organisations that formed a Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 are well advanced on a range of initiatives ensuring best practice handling and management of bobby calves.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:25

Think ahead in dealing with cow’s heat stress

Heat stressed cows eat less with a consequent drop in milk production, says Jenny Weston, president of the dairy cattle branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:00

Farmers, vets must tackle antibiotic resistance

Veterinarians are urging farmers to work with them to address antibiotic resistance in dairy cattle.

Published in Farm Health
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