Dairy Cattle are a very important part of The Vet Centre
We are very fortunate to have Dr John Mace who is a leading Dairy Cattle Veterinarian. John was raised on a dairy farm in the Waikato, the heartland of the New Zealand Dairy Industry. John has recently completed the DairyNZ InCalf Advisory course, an invaluable qualification to have in Tasman where reproductive performance is an issue.
Apart from having a large clinical knowledge of the dairy cow requirements and health, John also has studied extensively in Dairy Nutrition, Mastitis and Milk Production.
Other experienced Dairy Cattle vets include Dr Alex Warner, Dr Matt Evans (based out of the Motueka Clinic) and Dr Lyndon White.
The practice is a member of the Dairy Cattle Society, a branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).
Dairy farms in Tasman are spread from the east of Nelson down as far as Murchison where our largest dairy herd is located (2000 cows).
Disease issues are varied and because of our slightly warmer climate we are prone to some diseases more often seen in the North Island; such as
- Facial Eczema
- Liver Fluke
- Cattle Ticks
- Scour or enteritis (esp. calf scours)
- Calving or dystocia problems and injuries associated with calving
- Metabolic diseases at this time are also common – read more
If you want specific information about dairy cattle or cattle in general, maybe even just your house cow, please contact us.
Bovine Pre-Purchase Form
This stock pre purchase form outlines the minimum history required to confidently purchase, lease or graze animals. It is not a legally binding document or sales agreement but a guide for the minimum questions you should be asking before receiving stock.
Simply click on on the link below for the form, this will certainly aid in biosecurity and purchasing with more confidence.