It's in our nature – experienced and local farm animal vets

Services

We offer a wide range of services to all production animals and have extensive experience covering sheep, beef, deer, dairy and small scale pig and poultry producers.

From individual sick animal attention, to disease outbreak investigation control, to herd and flock health plans, to mineral and feed advice, and disease prevention programmes, we cover it all.

Our production animal vets are available 24 / 7 and are more than happy to answer your questions in the clinic or to come out to you.

Simply contact your nearest centre on the numbers provided – we would love to hear from you!

We provide:

  • Fully-equipped utes for every emergency
  • Vets on-call  24/7
  • Herd health plans tailored to you
  • Flock health and drenching plans
  • Infovet recording and reporting software
  • Aged cattle pregnancy testing with rectal ultrasound scanners
  • TB testing of deer
  • Vaccination plans
  • Staff training
  • In-house spore counting for Facial Eczema / Faecal egg counting
  • Friendly, trained reception staff to help with products and answer your daytime calls, refer you to the most appropriate vet for the best advice.

Dairy

  • Healthy Hoof
  • Mastitis Investigation
  • InfoVet
  • Applying Dry Cow Therapy
  • Vaccinations
  • Calf Scours
  • Dairy Youngstock
  • Calving
  • Pregnancy Testing & InCalf

Deer

We offer a full range of on-farm services such as TB testing, velvetting, synchronising AI programmes and pregnancy testing.

Experience and local knowledge means we can tailor an animal health plan to your farm. Mineral supplementation is important on the Central Plateau so blood and liver samples can be taken to plan and monitor your supplementation programme.

We use rectal ultra-sound for pregnancy testing. This can be done earlier than abdominal scanning so empty hinds can be off the property in the late autumn or early winter.


Trace Minerals

Getting the mineral levels right in your animals is crucial for optimal stock performance.

The pumice soils around this area are classically low in Copper, Cobalt, Selenium, Sodium and Magnesium, and most stock will need some form of supplementation.

Because the amounts of minerals required are low, and there is a fine line between deficiency, being adequate, or becoming toxic we provide a mineral testing and advisory service. We have the options of blood testing, performing liver biopsies or analysing samples from the freezing works.

To see which method of testing is right for you, and the best times to check your animals’ levels, please give your nearest centre a call.

We offer a variety of competitively-priced products for all stock classes, from mineral blocks to water treatment options, and are happy to give advise on others. Our aim is to ensure all trace elements are at the optimum level in your animals to ensure maximum productivity.

Vaccinations

Cattle

  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • 5 in 1
  • Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)
  • Rotavirus/E. coli/Coronavirus
  • Bopriva
  • Pinkeye

Sheep

  • Campylobacteriosis 
  • Salmonellosis
  • 5 in 1
  • Androvax
  • Toxoplasmosis

Deer

  • Leptospirosis
  • Johne’s disease
  • 5 in 1
  • Yersiniosis

Parasites

Parasites are probably the number one growth limiting animal health issue in the district. Our cool winters and sometimes dry summers are enough to halt the hatching of eggs on the pasture but never severe enough to kill off most of the eggs. Spring and autumn can see rapid increases in infective larva on the pasture and outbreaks of clinical parasitism, especially in lambs and calves.

We advocate minimising the use of drenches to avoid resistance issues but this has to be balanced with getting maximum growth rates in our stock. Integrated grazing, cropping rotations and correct timing of drenches are all important.

There is a wide range of drenches on the market and the choice of oral, injectable and pour-on applications. It can be confusing to sift through all the advertising bombardment so the best plan is to discuss the options that best suit your farming operation.