Large Animal

Large Animals      
LHVC has been an integral part of the rural community in the Horowhenua since its inception as a Vet Club. We provide veterinary services for a large number of farming clients from Waikanae to Foxton and further afield. We have an enthusiastic team of dedicated farm and mixed veterinarians with fully-equipped vehicles that are able to make farm visits at relatively short notice for scheduled work, as well as having a quick response to emergency calls.

Disease Alert!

Theileria in cattle remains a serious problem in our region. For information on this tick-borne disease and what to look out for, please have a look at the Theileria Factsheet.

Dairy

Dairy VetAs well as providing a full range of clinical services, much of our work, particularly in the dairy sector, is now associated with preventative herd health management programmes and maximizing farm production. This includes trace element monitoring, parasite control, herd vaccination programmes, mastitis control, facial eczema advice, lame cow management, pregnancy testing and reproductive performance programmes. The clinic is equipped with 2 portable scanners and we are able to scan whole herds or individual cows as required. Pregnancies can be aged if they are between 5 and 17 weeks. Currently, Keith and Jane are registered as trained InCalf advisors and can work with you to assess your potential for improving your herd's reproductive performance and plan ways to achieve those aims. BCS Assessor CertKeith and Richard are certified DairyNZ Body Condition Score Assessors.  


Annual Farm Health Check

All of our farm clients have an annual farm health check consultation, where we can discuss your farm, any animal health or production issues that you are facing, and your current authorizations for prescription medicines. We are also involved with the Leptosure Program, and will go through your Lepto risk management plan and vaccination regime with you during your consultation.

Lifestyle Properties

LifestyleFor lifestyle properties, we can come to you to look at one pet sheep or your whole animal family. If it is easier for you, you can always bring a pet lamb or kid to the clinic for examination. We also offer an Animal WOF programme, to help you manage your stock.

Sheep & Beef

Large AnimalWe cater equally well for our non-dairy farming clients and their many diverse requirements, including animal health checks (sick or newly acquired animals), lameness examinations, dehorning/disbudding (with pain relief), castrations and assorted obstetrical interventions. No patient or problem is too large or too small!


Farm Dog Worming Programme

LHVC has a worming programme for farm dogs/pets, and can mail the appropriate de-worming products out to you at regular intervals (usually every 3 months). Worming can easily be forgotten among the many other animal health concerns on the farm, so this can be very useful. If you are interested in this service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ag Club

Levin & Horowhenua Vets is proud to be associated with Horowhenua Boys and Girls Ag Club. Please go to the Lifestyle Animals page for some hints, tips and guidelines.

Equine

EquineWe offer visits for health checks for newly acquired or sick or injured horses, vaccinations, minor surgical procedures, castrations and lameness examinations. Please note that we do not do pre-purchase examinations for horses at this time. We are lucky to have Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital so close in Palmerston North and we will be happy to refer your horse to the Equine Hospital for advanced equine diagnostics and treatment.


Congratulations!

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Congratulations to John Whitelaw for winning the Leatherman tool with his purchase of Cyrex!


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Resources

For dairy, sheep and beef information and resources, please go to Large Animal Resources

For equine, lifestyle animal information, WOF members, please go to Lifestyle Animals Resources