Large Animal Resources

Transition Management

by Charlene Christensen BVSc Headlands Consultant

One of the most critical periods for a dairy cow is the 3-4 weeks before and after calving.  A successful season’s production can be made or broken during the transition period.

Fat Evaluation Index (FEI) Grading System

by Charlene Christensen BVSc Headlands Consultant

FEI is a measure of the fatty acid profile of the milk, and isn’t a direct measure of the amount of PKE fed. FEI was introduced as tanker-side test in May 2017 to ensure milk is fit-for-purpose.   

Material Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets are now available to view online, download or print off for your records. Search for product name, listed in alphabetical order.


Teat Seal Best Practice Intramammary Series

Zoetis Intramammary 1
Zoetis Intramammary 2
Zoetis Intramammary 3
Zoetis Intramammary 4
Zoetis Intramammary 5
Zoetis Intramammary 6


FE Part 1      
FE PArt 2        

Top Farmers Know How Salmonella Podcasts

Top Farmers Know How Salmonella in Cattle Audio
Top Farmers Know How Salmonella in Sheep Audio

Top Farmers Know How Dry Off Series

insert dry cow        
manage the herd        
get more        
select dry        

Top Farmers Know How BVD Control Series

what is bvd  
test for bvd  
biosecurity for bvd  

Top Farmers Know How Mastitis Series



Top Farmers Know-How Series

video 9        
video 1        
video 2        
video 3        
video 6        
video 5        
video 8        
video 7        

AgriHealth Ready to Mate Series

RTM s1 ep1

RTM s1 ep2

RTM s1 ep3

RTM s1 ep4

RTM s1 ep5
RTM s1 ep6
RTM s1 ep7
RTM s1 ep8


AgriHealth Mastitis Series

Mastitis s2 ep1
Mastitis s2 ep2
Mastitis s2 ep3
Mastitis s2 ep4
Mastitis s2 ep5

AgriHealth Wellness Series

Wellness S3 Ep1
Wellness S3 Ep2
Wellness S3 Ep3
Wellness S3 Ep4
Wellness S3 Ep5


Body Condition Score 2019
Bovine Coccidiosis 2019
BovineDigitalDermatitis 2019
Bull Management 2019
Calf Scour 2019
Coliform Mastitis 2019  
Colostrum Management 2019
Dairy Cow Lameness 2019  
Johne_s Disease 2019  
Leptospirosis in Cattle 2019
Liver Fluke in Cattle 2019
Managing the Transition Cow 2019
Milk Fever 2019
Minimising Calving Difficulties 2019
Poor reproductive performance in NZ dairy herds 2019
Teat Health 2019
The Oestrus Cycle 2019
Theileria 2019

Managing M Bovis

m bovis

Presented by Levin and Horowhenua Vets with Special Guest Speaker Dr Mark Bryan, VetSouth, Winton