GVG is proud to offer South Gippsland and the Bass Coast one of the most experienced teams of large animal vets in Australia, complimented by experts in downer cow management and dairy nutrition; together with advisors for cattle reproduction and mastitis management. During our busiest months we have 11 large animal vets on the road ready to tend to your livestock. We offer Dairy Packages tailored to individual farms to reduce the cost of veterinary services and medications in exchange for a monthly fee. These packages promote animal health and production whilst allowing you to spread your cash flow more evenly throughout the year. We pride ourselves on offering a high standard of veterinary care, being locally owned and employing local people. For more information on any of our services or dairy farm packages please contact us at the Livestock and Equine Centre on (03) 5662 2251 ext 2.
Preventative Herd and Flock Health
The old saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ rings true for lots of diseases encountered in livestock. At GVG we’re not only trying to prevent devastating diseases but also improve the health and productivity of your animals.
An incorrect diet can have a significant impact on animal health with the potential to increase the incidence of disease eg milk fever and grain overload.
Reproduction and Fertility Programs
A successful reproduction program is essential to the productivity of any livestock enterprise. In addition to the emergency calls such as calvings, caesareans and prolapses we devote a large portion of our time to ensuring your cows get back in calf in a timely manner.
Medications, Drenches and Vaccines
Along with an in-clinic pharmacy stocked with medications to treat a variety of illnesses, we also provide a vet in clinic between 9-10am and 12-1pm for advice and repeat prescriptions.
Mastitis is a costly disease for dairy herds and with a team of vets skilled in mastitis management, we’re here to help you minimise its impact on your cows.
24 / 7 and After Hours On Farm Support
Unfortunately not all emergencies happen within our regular business hours of 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm Saturday. That’s why we have a team of vets rostered on to handle emergency calls after hours.
What is milk culturing? Virtually all cases of mastitis are caused by bacterial infections of the udder. It is however not possible to tell which bacteria are responsible for the infection by the changes in the milk, udder or cell counts. A milk sample can be...