© 2019 Coastal Veterinary Services Ltd., site created by SJ Procter

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Coastal Vets is based in Opunake and Kaponga.

Caring for all your animal health needs around the coast:
experienced in both production and companion animals.


Current Focus

  • New welfare regulations are in, see here for more info

  • Book your pregnancy test in now - dates are already filling fast

    • Ensure you have someone available to record results​

    • MINDA "days in calf" page printed for the visit date

  • Herd lepto and heifer lepto for most farms
  • Calf vaccinations should be completed

    • Remember to get these done as young as possible (but within the product recommendations) to get best protection​

    • This may mean you need a 'synchro shot' at about 9 months old to tie in with herd

  • Recurrent mastitis cases should be cultured now - don't carry your Staph cows through to next season

  • Ensure your stock are protected for facial eczema

    • Blood test and trough test to ensure your current treatment plan is working​

    • Zinc bolus are the most effective protection

Next Focus

  • Start to plan your dry off

    • Herd test data recorded on dry cow form​

    • Johne's herd test results available

    • Pregnancy test results accurately recorded

    • Culture results for mastitis information on your farm

    • Body condition score results

  • Skinny and younger cows need to be dried off earlier