Vet Advisory Services

Animal Health & Production Advisory Services

 

Our Vet Advisory Services team can help you to achieve your performance and production goals. They are specialist in their fields and by working alongside you and your lead vet, can deliver solutions to achieve your farming goals.
We understand that productivity relies not only on the performance of individual cows, but on the herd as a whole. Minimising herd level incidence of disease and monitoring performance are important to your sustainability as a dairy farmer.
We are able to provide a tailored service to suit you and your farm. Whether it be improving or achieving consistency in your herd’s performance (reproduction, mastitis and whole farm systems), risk management or refining your farm management strategy, we have the expertise.

Vet advisory service areas include:

Repro
Let us help you improve your 6 week in calf rate and reduce empty rate. Advisors are trained in the inCalf program.

Milk Quality
Let us help you improve milk quality, whether reduced clinical mastitis or reduce bulk somatic cell count. Advisor utilise Smart SAMM and Healthy Udder tools and are Fonterra Accredited Mastitis advisors.

Lameness
Have fewer lame cows and improve hoof condition. Advisors are trained in the Healthy Hoof program.

Farm Systems
Improve resilience of your farm business. Advisors are part of the Intelact group and use feed budgeting tools (UDDER) and financial analyses tools (Red Sky) to help farmers become more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable.

Condition Score
We will monitor herd condition over time. This information can be used in key herd management decisions. Advisors are DairyNZ BCS accredited.



Margaret Perry

Veterinarian; Headlands Farm Consultant, InCalf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor
 
 

Margaret is the Clinic Manager/Production Animal Veterinarian at our Te Aroha clnic. Margaret previously practiced in central California working as a Veterinarian on large-scale commercial dairy operations, beef ranches and horse farms. Her main interest is in dairy medicine, with an emphasis on reproductive management. She is a qualified InCalf consultant and has completed the DairyNZ Body Condition Score Assessor programme. Margaret is also part of the Anexa Bull Fertility testing team.
Margaret was born and raised in Upstate New York, where her family owns and operates a dairy farm. She attended undergraduate training at Houghton College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology, before going on to Cornell University where she received her veterinary training. Margaret spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, including camping, tramping, trail running and biking. She also enjoys yoga, horseback riding and New Zealand wine.



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