Farm Animals

Tararua Vets has the capacity to care for many different species of animals. Within our team of experienced vets, you will find those that are dedicated to servicing production animals, ensuring that you get the best vet for the job. 

This area of the website is dedicated to farming personnel. It contains information that has been written or selected by our large animal vets to help you care for and increase the productivity of your farm animals.

Tararua Vets continually adds new articles and updates existing ones to provide you with a free and comprehensive information resource.


Latest Farm Animal Articles

  • When should lamb drenching start?

    Farm Animals

    In most New Zealand farming systems, young lambs will require some level of drench input to remove internal parasites. There is variation between

  • Replacement heifers

    Farm Animals

    Every spring we see groups of young heifers entering herds that are not quite where they need to be with respect to size, weight and body condition.

  • ‘Crypto’ infection in calves

    Farm Animals

    Cryptosporidium in calves is caused by a parasite called Cryptosporidium parvum and is usually seen in calves less than six weeks old. Calves

  • Increasing reproductive performance

    Farm Animals

    Every year we are asked “How can I increase the reproductive performance of my herd?” We start by saying that every cow should be

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