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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

  • Calf vaccinations should be underway

    • Remember to get these done as young as possible (from 8 weeks old for lepto, 3 months for BVD) to get best protection​

    • You may need a 'synchro shot' at 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

  • Create a facial eczema plan

    • Blood and trough tests ensure your current plan is working​

    • Zinc bolus are the most effective protection

    • Create a facial eczema plan

  • ​Book your pregnancy test now

    • Accurate confirmation of pregnancy starts 42 days after mating
    • Ensure you've entered all your matings to allow best accuracy

Next Focus

  • Pregnancy testing is underway

    • 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​

    • Book '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​

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