Farm Animal Department

Our goal is to optimise animal health for improved farm profitability and job satisfaction

Our goal at Cambridge Vets is to assist our clients to maximise profit through optimal animal health.
For both commercial farms and lifestyle blocks we can help with health plans, routine jobs and emergencies.
We offer value through our experienced team with extensive knowledge in all areas of production animal medicine.

The dedicated Farm Animal team consists of five production animal vets.
We utilize up-to-date information, technology and equipment for the care of your animals and herds.

Cattle

Alpacas

Sheep/Goats

Lifestyle Blocks

Deer

Chickens

5 Experienced Farm Animal Veterinarians

 

24/7 emergency care

 

Excellent Knowledge of Farm Animals

 

FARM SERVICES

Farm Services

Farm Animal Information

 

 

In Septembers Vet Advisor:

  • Mating Seminar
  • Ag Day
  • Mycoplasma Bovis update
  • Welcome Kate!

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Welcome to 2021 Facial Eczema Season ๐Ÿฎ Here are this weeks Spore Counts. Please contact us if you have any enquiries or would like some information on Facial Eczema. Don't forget we offer an in-house spore counting service to find out the spores in your area. ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to 2021 Facial Eczema Season ๐Ÿฎ Here are this weeks Spore Counts. Please contact us if you have any enquiries or would like some information on Facial Eczema. Dont forget we offer an in-house spore counting service to find out the spores in your area.Image attachment

SUMMER TIPS! Along with summer comes a drop in grass growth and feed quality. Here are some points to consider:

1. Watch the boys
Keep an eye on the bulls. Watch out for signs of lameness, and whether they are serving correctly. Remember, always have at least two bulls running with the herd at all times. Switch out bulls which are not doing their job correctly.

2. Managing the drop in pasture quality
As it gets drier, the pasture increases in dry matter, loses digestibility and drops in energy, and there is often a drop in the daily in-calf rate that matches the drop in the milk production.
Ensuring your cows are getting enough energy will help, and
Dairy NZ has a summer management guide and some handy tips.

3. Body condition score
Formulate a plan to maintain body condition score (BCS) over summer. Regular scoring will allow you to act quickly if BCS is starting to drop. The aim is to keep at least 85% of the herd above BCS 4.0 throughout summer.

4. Make informed culling decisions
One option to manage feed over summer is to prioritise feed towards cows you are keeping for next season. Use herd testing and expected calving dates from early aged pregnancy test information to identify cows you donโ€™t plan on keeping.
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WIN a Weber Baby Q BBQ ๐Ÿ˜โ€ผ๏ธ

Simply buy Prolaject B12 and go in the draw!
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WIN a Weber Baby Q BBQ ๐Ÿ˜โ€ผ๏ธ

Simply buy Prolaject B12 and go in the draw!

Cambridge VetsSometimes it can be very hectic here in the clinic, as we keep up with tending to our patients. Its the little moments that keep the nurses going. Head nurse Emma takes a moment to enjoy the simple task of feeding a lamb! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ ... See MoreSee Less

We can order a simple BMT test for antimicrobial resistance in mastitis bacteria. Not only is it useful information for management and good custodianship, it also meets Fonterra's Animal Health requirements ... See MoreSee Less

We can order a simple BMT test for antimicrobial resistance in mastitis bacteria. Not only is it useful information for management and good custodianship, it also meets Fonterras Animal Health requirements
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Meet Our Farm Vets

Bill Hancock

Bill Hancock

 
Chris Crickett

Chris Crickett

 
Peter Briston

Peter Briston

 
Cecilia van Velsen

Cecilia van Velsen

 
Julie Hetherington

Julie Hetherington

 
Kelvin Scown

Kelvin Scown

Product Manager