Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:55

Farmers to wield the needle from October 2019

Farmers will be able to administer a local anaesthetic for disbudding or dehorning, if they are trained, when new regulations come into force on October 1, 2019, says NZ Veterinary Association chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:55

Bacteria linked to lamb abortions

Strains of the helicobacter bacteria, which live in the stomach, are now believed a possible cause of abortion in ewes, following MPI investigations.

Published in General News

Younger dairy farm workers newer to the industry but working closely with their veterinarians are more likely to use pain relief on dairy cattle on farms, a survey has shown.

Published in Farm Health

A UK expert has warned that less-than-ideal onfarm biosecurity in NZ could lead to a more widespread outbreak in the event of a serious animal disease epidemic here.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:55

Coke’s dairy move to ruffle feathers

Coca-Cola entering the market by buying a dairy company should worry Fonterra, says KPMG's global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:39

Watch for facial eczema in El Nino conditions

The NZ Veterinary Association and the Ministry for Primary Industries are warning farmers to be even more alert for facial eczema with the forecasted strong El Nino conditions.

Published in General News
Sunday, 08 November 2015 16:04

Get ready for the big dry!

Vets are encouraging farmers to prepare for a dry summer and to figure out how best to manage livestock through this time.

Published in Farm Health

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament last week, further strengthens New Zealand’s excellent reputation for animal welfare, say vets.

Published in Farm Health

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