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Dr Linda Laven

Academic Coordinator - MVM

School of Veterinary Science

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85198
    Location: 2.24, VBS
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Claw conformation in first lactation Dairy heifers.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Claw conformation

Ultrasonography and sole thickness

Cattle lameness

Research Outputs

Journal

Laven, LJ., Wang, L., Regnerus, C., & Laven, RA. (2015). Measuring claw conformation in cattle: Assessing the agreement between manual and digital measurement. Animals. 5(3), 687-701
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Mason, WA., Laven, LJ., & Laven, RA. (2012). An outbreak of toe ulcers, sole ulcers and white line disease in a group of dairy heifers immediately after calving. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 76-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, LJ., Margerison, JK., & Laven, RA. (2011). Validation of a portable ultrasound machine for estimating sole thickness in dairy cattle in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(2), 123-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, L.
Laven, LJ., Margerison, JK., & Laven, RA. (2012). Validation of a portable ultrasound machine for estimating sole thickness in dairy cattle in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(2), 123-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.

Thesis

Laven, LJ. (2015). Anatomical studies of claw conformation in New Zealand dairy cattle. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Laven, L.Edited by: Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.

Conference

Werema, CW., Laven, L., Mueller, K., & Laven, R. (2019). In-shed screening technique for detection for lameness in a pasture-based dairy herd. In Lameness in Ruminants 2019 Proceedings(pp. 258 - 259). , 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Laven, L. (2019). Effect of soil moisture and rainfall: Observations on an unusual presentation of toe ulcers in pasture-based dairy cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019. Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, L.
Laven, L., & Mueller, K. (2019). Effect of soil moisture and rainfall: Observations on an unusual presentation of toe ulcers in pasture-based dairy cattle. In Lameness in Ruminants 2019 Proceedings(pp. 250 - 252). , 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Ekanayake, S., Laven, L., Mueller, K., Huxley, J., & Laven, R. (2019). Impact of lameness on reproduction and milk production in dairy cattle. A review of abstracts from international ruminant lameness conferences (2002 - 2017). In Lameness in Ruminants 2019 Proceedings(pp. 150 - 152). , 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Huxley, J., Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Werema, CW., Mueller, K., Laven, L., & Laven, R. (2019). The potential of infrared thermography for the detection of dairy cattle lameness. In Lameness in Ruminants 2019 Proceedings(pp. 127 - 128). , 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Mueller, K., Laven, R., & Laven, L. (2019). Wear of orthopaedic hoof blocks under New Zealand pasture conditions. In Lameness in Ruminants 2019 Proceedings(pp. 79 - 81). , 20th International Symposium and 12th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Mueller, K., Laven, R., & Laven, L. (2018, August). Comparison of orthopaedic hoof blocks for the treatment of lame cattle under New Zealand pasture conditions in regard to wear and block duration.. Presented at World Buiatrics Congress. Sapporo, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Mueller, K., Laven, LJ., & Laven, R. (2018, August). An unusual presentation of toe ulcers in a pasture-based dairy herd. Presented at World Buiatrics Conference. Sapporo, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Laven, L., Murray, F., Baxter, K., & Hill, KE. (2018). Sustaining research skills: Acase study of integrating referencing sortware into online postgraduate courses. Poster session presented at the meeting of VetEd down under
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hill, K., Laven, L.
Laven, R., Mueller, KR., & Laven, LJ. (2017). Hoof growth and wear in pre-weaned calves kept at pasture. In 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 289 - 290). , Lameness in Ruminants 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Laven, LJ., Yang, D., Mueller, K., & Laven, R. (2017). The accuracy of ultrasonography and radiography for identifying the position of the distal phalanx within the hoof. Poster session presented at the meeting of Lameness in Ruminants 2017. Munich, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Mueller, K., Laven, LJ., & Laven, R. (2017). Effect of housing on sole thickness and toe angle in a pasture-based dairy system. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants 2017
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Mueller, K.
Laven, LJ., Laven, R., Carr, R., Stevenson, M., Cohen, E., & Tulley, W. (2014). Laminitis and pedal osteitis complex in dairy replacements. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. Cairns, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, RA., Laven, LJ., & Bryan, M. (2013). Sole thickness in heifers in southland. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. Bristol, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, LJ., Laven, RA., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, TJ., & Margerison, JK. (2013). Monitoring claw conformation in two cohorts of first lactation New Zealand heifers. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. Bristol, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Laven, RA., & Laven, LJ. (2013). The trigonometry of the bovine claw: indentifying how the environment affects claw conformation. In B. Whay, & J. Hockenhull (Eds.) (pp. 243 - 244). : 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, LJ., Laven, RA., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, TJ. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw - method and preliminary findings. : 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 239 - 240). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingdom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Laven, R., & Laven, L. (2013). The trigonometry of the bovine claw: Identifying how the environment affects claw conformation. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 243 - 244). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingdom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, T., & Margerison, J. (2013). Poster: Monitoring claw conformation in two cohorts of first lactation New Zealand heifers. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 248 - 249). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingdom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Laven, R., & Laven, L. (2013, August). The trigonometry of the bovine claw: Identifying how the environment affects claw conformation. Presented at 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future. Bristol, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013, August). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. Presented at 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future. Bristol, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Laven, R., Laven, L., & Bryan, M. (2013). Poster: Sole thickness in heifers in Southland. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 262 - 263). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, R., Laven, L., & Bryan, M. (2013). Sole thickness in Southland - a longitudinal study. Proceedings of the Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians of the NZVA Annual Conference. (pp. 177 - 182). New Zealand: Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA] Annual Conference: All the Udder Bits
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Norman, L., Laven, L., & McKelvie, J. (2012). How reforms in professional continuing education requirements have increased the relevance of interactive distance education in veterinary medicine. In DEANZ 2012 Conference Handbook(pp. 56 - 57). , Distance Education Association of New Zealand [DEANZ] Conference- Shift happens: Resilience, Relevance & Reform New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, L., Norman, E.
Norman, L., Laven, L., & McKelvie, J. (2012, April). How reforms in professional continuing education requirements have increased the relevance of interactive distance education in veterinary medicine. Presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand [DEANZ] Conference- Shift happens: Resilience, Relevance & Reform. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, L., Norman, E.
Norman, L., Vink, D., Laven, L., & Brown, M. (2012). Taking higher education offshore: Opening access and promoting development. In DEANZ 2012 Conference Handbook(pp. 61 - 61). , Distance Education Association of New Zealand [DEANZ] Conference: Shift happens: Resilience, Relevance & Reform New Zealand: Distance Education Association of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, L., Norman, E.
Norman, L., Vink, D., Laven, L., & Brown, M. (2012, April). Taking higher education offshore: Opening access and promoting development. Presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand [DEANZ] Conference: Shift happens: Resilience, Relevance & Reform. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, L., Norman, E.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Lopez Villalobos, N., Parkinson, T., & Margerison, J. (2011, February). Measurement of distance to distal phalanx using ultrasound: A longitudinal study. Presented at 16th Symposium and 8th Conference Lameness in Ruminants, Lameness- A Global Perspective. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, TJ., & Margerison, J. (2010). A longitudinal study of sole thickness in 25 first lactation heifers. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVI World Buiatrics Congress 2010. Santiago, Chile
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, L., Margerison, J., & Laven, R. (2010, June). Measurement of sole thickness and distance to distal phalanx using a portable ultrasound machine. Presented at Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Massey University, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, L., Margerison, J., & Laven, R. (2010). Measurement of sole thickness and distance to distal phalanx using a portable ultrasound machine. In . Roland Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 70 (pp. 240 - 242).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.
Laven, L., Lawrence, K., Laven, R., & Chesterton, N. (2008). A descriptive analysis of the foot lesions identified during veterinary treatment for lameness in New Zealand dairy cows. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 15th International Symposium & the 7th Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. Kuopio, Finland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology
  • 118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice
  • 118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians
  • 118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians
  • 118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shashi Ekanayake Jasinge - Doctor of Philosophy
    Lameness, reproduction and productivity on dairy farms in Sri Lanka and New Zealand
  • Chacha Werema - Doctor of Philosophy
    Detection and management of lameness in Tanzania and New Zealand
  • Emma Cuttance - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mortality and failure of passive transfer of immunity in New Zealand dairy calves

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