Dairy
 

Our large animal veterinarians and support crew are dedicated to helping farmers maximise the profitability of their on- farm endeavours. Our clinics have a strong dairy focus, with an aim to provide gold standard service and advice. We have a great crew of vets ready to examine your sick animals and carry out routine jobs, as well as trained Incalf, Healthy Hoof, Mastitis Investigation, and Nutritional advisors. With the new Infovet computer system we can offer aged pregnancy testing on dairy cows, as well as detailed analysis of reproductive performance, mastitis, and production.

Feel free to contact us if you are moving into the area, converting, or simply looking for more in-depth advice and a greater relationship with your veterinarian. 



October Monthly Reminders

  • Get a Body Condition Score done on your herd to see if they have reached targets for the PSM (target = 4.5 for cows, 5.0 for heifers)

  • Arrange for pre-mating bloods to be taken (as part of Tracecheck) to check trace elements levels

  • Industry target is for 75% of your herd to have had a pre-mating heat 10 days before the PSM

  • Non-cyclers should be examined/treated before the 10th day of mating to ensure they are mated within the first 3 weeks (should be calved >35 days)

  • Consider a PG programme in heifers after 6 days of mating to condense your AI period

  • Run light and younger cows separately over the mating period

  • Metricheck your late calving cows 2 weeks after the last one has calved

  • Train all staff in heat detection and drafting during mating

  • Watch for bloat on second round grass

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Animal Health Plans

Check out our consultancy packages we offer below.