Concurrent Use of Antibiotics and Anti-inflammatories
Back in December 2020 we launched a new Concurrent Use template to help our farmers meet their requirements under NZCP1 (Operational Code for Design and Operation of Farm Dairies). NZCP1 is what the shed inspectors use when auditing our clients.
The Co-operative Difference
The new updated template for Fonterra’s Co-operative Difference is now freely available on the NZVA website.
Latest news about Leptospirosis in a study published by Massey University
It’s been referred to as ‘dairy farm fever’, but new research suggests that leptospirosis infections may be just as common among people working on beef, sheep and deer farms as it is in dairy farms.
The authors say their research suggests the current status quo for vaccinating beef, sheep and deer should be reassessed to provide more protection to this group of workers.
The takeaway messages from these findings are:
- Dry stock farmers were inferred to contribute as many notified cases to New Zealand's leptospirosis burden as dairy farmers, despite dairy farmer occupation being recorded much more frequently.
- All stock needs vaccination against Leptospirosis.
Veterinary certification for transport
Regulation 45 - Obligations of transporters in relation to animals to which regulations 38 to 43 apply. A transporter must comply with any relevant conditions specified in the certificate.
MPIVS and NZVA have also developed broader procedures to ensure clinical veterinarians and VS staff have a similar standard regarding the certification of defective animals for transport other than those conditions defined under regulation 38 to 45.
Intramammary insertion resources now available!
The long-awaited suite of intramammary insertion resources are now live on the DCV membership page.
These tools will provide members with resources to assist in the understanding of expectations, compliance, training, assessment and in the recommended use of disclaimers. The NZVA, DCV and VPIS are working towards improving communications around this topic. The guidelines that have been developed are highly recommended for veterinarians to follow.
No AFFCO processing available for autumn bobby calves this season in Northland
The NZVA has been notified there will not be any AFFCO processing available for autumn bobby calves this season in Northland. Winter and spring bobby calf services will remain available due to higher volumes of calves at this time.
Bobby calf welfare is of paramount concern and therefore suitable and acceptable arrangements will need to be made. Plans should be on a farm by farm basis.
Increase in cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans: please complete laboratory sample submission forms
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has noticed an increase in the reported incidence of Salmonellosis in livestock since 2015, most notably involving the serotype Bovismorbificans.