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Kate Griffiths

Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Health

School of Veterinary Science

A Massey University graduate Kate worked in mixed animal veterinary practice before returning to Massey University in 2015. Currently teaching into the veterinary program with a focus on sheep, beef and deer. Also working on a PhD project; productive longevity and wastage in commercial ewe flocks in New Zealand

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 86013
    Location: 2.14, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Productive longevity and wastage in commercial ewe flocks

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Management (070203): Animal Production (070200)

Keywords

Sheep, wastage, longevity

Research Outputs

Journal

Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Compton, C., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Kenyon, PR. (2019). Investigating associations between lamb survival to weaning and dam udder and teat scores.. N Z Vet J. , 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Compton, C., Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Kenyon, P.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Compton, C., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Kenyon, PR. (2019). Associations between lamb growth to weaning and dam udder and teat scores.. N Z Vet J. , 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Compton, C., Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Kenyon, P.
Griffiths, K., Ridler, A., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, R., & Kenyon, P. (2018). Associations between liveweight, body condition score and previous reproductve outcomes, and the risk of ewes bred at 18-months of age being dry at docking. New Zealand veterinary journal. 66(6), 290-296
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Kenyon, PR. (2018). Associations between liveweight, body condition score and previous reproductive outcomes, and the risk of ewes bred at 18-months of age being dry at docking. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 66(6), 290-296
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, K., Ridler, A., & Kenyon, PR. (2017). Longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks - a significant cost. The Journal the official publication of The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management Incorporated. 21(3), 29-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, K., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Ridler, AL., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., & Griffiths, KJ. (2017). Investigation of fetal loss in ewe lambs in relation to liveweight changes and progesterone concentrations in early to mid gestation. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(1), 34-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Kenyon, PR. (2016). The effect of liveweight and body condition score on the ability of ewe lambs to successfully rear their offspring. Small Ruminant Research. 145, 130-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., & Ridler, AL. (2015). Ram breeding soundness examination. Livestock. 20(6), 341-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, K., Ridler, A.

Book

Ridler, AL., & Griffiths, KJ. (2017). Improving the welfare of ewes. In J. Greyling (Ed.) Achieving sustainable production of sheep.
[Chapter]Authored by: Griffiths, K., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ. (2017). Animal health. In K. Geenty, & S. morris (Eds.) Guide to New Zealand cattle farming. (pp. 95 - 105). : Beef & Lamb New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Griffiths, K.Edited by: Morris, S.
Griffiths, KJ. (2017). Deer Production. In K. Stafford (Ed.) Livestock production in New Zealand. (pp. 124 - 145). : Massey Universty Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Griffiths, K.Edited by: Stafford, K.

Conference

Pettigrew, EJ., Hickson, R., Blair, H., Griffiths, K., Ridler, A., Morris, S., . . . Kenyon, P. (2018). Differences in birth weights and neonatal survival rates of lambs born to ewe hoggets or mature ewes. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 78 (pp. 16 - 20). : 78th Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Griffiths, K., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, A., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, R., & Kenyon, P. (2017). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. , International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, R., & Kenyon, PR. (2017, May). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. Presented at International Sheep Veterinary Congress 2017
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ. (2016, May). Animal health planning for Deer veterinarians. Presented at Cervetec Animal Health planning workshop. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, K.
Griffiths, KJ. (2016). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2016(pp. 113 - 115). , New Zealand Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2016: The society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Griffiths, K.
Griffiths, KJ. (2016, June). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. Presented at New Zealand Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2016. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, K.
Pettigrew, EJ., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Lee, RL., Bagley, D., Pickering, NK., . . . Blair, HT. (2016). Can farmers select good rams based on phenotype?. In Australian Society of Animal Production, Australian Society of Animal Production
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Griffiths, K., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Griffiths, KJ. (2015, May). "What is our ideal future?" (recent graduate panel). Presented at New Zealand Veterinary Association employers' forum 2015. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, K.

Other

Griffiths, KJ., Stafford, K., Bruere, S., & Van Reenen, E. (2017). Guide to New Zealand cattle farming - Animal health. (pp. 95 - 105).
[Other]Authored by: Griffiths, K., Stafford, K.Edited by: Morris, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Lecturer Pastoral Livestock

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links

Media

  • 19 Mar 2016 - Online, Magazine
    Udderly fascinatiing study underway at Massey
    Featured in the Rural News magazine. Written by Mark Daniel
  • 18 Oct 2016 - Online, Magazine
    Reducing ewe deaths could save $28m annually
    Featured in the Rural News magazine. Written by Pam Tipa
  • 15 Feb 2015 - Magazine, Online
    War on wastage in ewe flocks
    From Rural News magazine
  • 01 Nov 2016 - Online, Magazine
    New vets with new "i-deers"
    Featured in Deer Industry News magazine
  • 01 Feb 2016 - Magazine, Online
    Diverse Topics on agenda for Limestone Downs open
    Article in Coast & Country farming magazine
  • 01 Dec 2015 - Magazine, Online
    Minimising waste

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