Farm Services Clinic

The Massey University Farm Services Clinic provides on-farm treatment for all farm animals as well as in-clinic consultations as required. We have a large animal hospital in Palmerston North providing ongoing care as well as advanced diagnostic imaging, intensive care and surgery for our patients.

We also offer 24-hour emergency care either in the field or at our clinic. 

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First-opinion medicine

The Farm Services Clinic is the first choice veterinarians for many farmers, providing routine health care and advice across a range of animals, including:

ANIMALS WE TREAT

  • Cattle – Dairy/Beef

  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Camelids
  • Pigs
  • Deer

Preventative herd health/investigations

We have experienced veterinarians who provide comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Animal health plans
  • Milk quality consultations
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Lameness/hoof trimming
  • Heifer and calf rearing
  • Nutrition/BCS Trace Elements

Specialist services

The Massey University veterinary hospital has more specialists than any other clinic in New Zealand, meaning we can provide expert services such as:

  • Farm Staff Training (eg Spring Skills for junior farm staff)
  • Post Mortems and Clinical Pathology service
  • Referral Surgery
  • Animal Welfare Assessment
  • Consultancy
Dr Kristina Mueller staff profile picture

Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85124

Dr Kristina Mueller

Senior Veterinarian - Dairy Cattle Health and Production (Tenured Clinical TracK)

School of Veterinary Science

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85124
    Location: 1.07, Farm Services
    Campus: Turitea

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Mueller, KR., & Dwyer, CD. (2016). Suspected levamisole intoxication in calves. New Zealand veterinary journal. 64(4), 257-260 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00480169.2016.1153438
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Blutke, A., Matiasek, K., & Wieland, M. (2014). Pituitary abscess syndrome in Simmental heifer. Veterinary Record case reports. 2(1), 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Gentile, A., Klee, W., & Constable, PD. (2012). Importance of the effective strong ion difference of an intravenous solution in the treatment of diarrheic calves with naturally acquired academia and strong ion (metabolic) acidosis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 26(3), 674-683
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, K.

Book

Mueller, KR.(2017). Comparison of Commercial Oral Electrolyte Solutions for Scouring Calves.
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Mueller, K.

Conference

Mueller, KR., & Laven, R. (2017). Effect of housing on hock lesion prevalence and severity in a pasture‐based dairy system. Poster session presented at the meeting of 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants. Munich, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Yang, D., Laven, R., Vink, WD., Mueller, KR., & Chesterton, RN. (2017, September). Prevalence And Incidence Of Bovine Digital Dermatitis In Taranaki, New Zealand, 2015‐2016: Descriptive Statistics Of A Longitudinal Observation. Presented at 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Yang, D., Laven, R., Vink, WD., Mueller, KR., & Chesterton, RN. (2017). Bayesian poisson‐gamma approach to investigate effect of farm management on bovine digital dermatitis in Taranaki, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants. Munich Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Yang, D., Laven, R., Vink, WD., Mueller, KR., & Chesterton, RN. (2017). Modelling the temporal pattern of bovine digital dermatitis in Taranaki, New Zealand using a semi‐parametric approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants. Munich, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Laven, R., Toes, HB., & Hedley, M. (2017, September). An approach to filtering and recycling copper sulfate foot bath solutions to decrease cost and environmental impact. Presented at 19th International Symposium and 11th Conference Lameness in Ruminants. Munich, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hedley, M., Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Yang, D., Laven, R., Mueller, KR., Vink, WD., & Chesterton, RN. (2017). Monitoring farm and cow level prevalence of bovine digital dermatitis in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, Rotorua, New Zealand, 2017. (pp. 333 - 335). : 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Van Der Spek, P., Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Donaghy, DJ., Laven, RA., Mueller, KR., . . . Doohan, H. (2017). Comparison of health and reproductive treatments over three seasons for once-a-day and twice-a-day milking herds. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2017.. Vol. 77 (pp. 211 - 215). : Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society for Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Mueller, K.
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.
Yang, D., Laven, R., Mueller, KR., Vink, WD., & Chesterton, RN. (2017). Monitoring farm and cow level prevalence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis in New Zealand.. Poster session presented at the meeting of International conference on animal health surveillance
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Huang, A., & Dittmer, K. (2016). Spinal Lymphosarcoma in a dairy heifer: A case report. In M. Doherty (Ed.) Proceedings of the World Buiatrics Congress 2016. (pp. 446 - 446). : The 29th Congress of the World Association for Buiatrics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Laven, R., & Nixey, J. (2016). Evaluation of the diagnostic value of colostrum antibody ELISA for early detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in dairy cattle. Proceedings of the World Buiatrics Congress. (pp. 525 - 525). : The 29th Congress of the World Association for Buiatrics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR. (2016). Spinal Lymphosarcoma in a Dairy Heifer: A case report. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Buiatrics Congress, Dublin
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, K. (2014, April). Levamisol intolerance/intoxication. Presented at ECBHM residents workshop Parasitology. Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Dwyer, C., Mueller, KR., & Laven, R. (2014). Investigation of Bovine Digital Dermatitis in a Dairy Herd in New Zealand: From Index Case to Endemic Disease.. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVIII. World Buiatrics Congress. Cairns, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dwyer, C., Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., & Feist, M. (2012). Attitudes of German Veterinary Students to Pain in Cattle and the Influence of Participation in Ruminant Clinical Rotation on their Assessment of Pain.. , 1st Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gentile, A., Mueller, KR., Bolcato, M., Scharr, JC., Langenmayer, MC., Schares, G., . . . Gollnick, NS. (2012). The first autochtone outbreak of bovine besnoitiosis in Italy: A two-year follow-up.. Revista Portuguesa de Buiatria. (pp. 954 - 954). : 27th World Buiatrics Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR. (2012, October). Attitudes of German veterinary students to pain in cattle and the influence of participation in ruminant clinical rotation on their assessment of pain. Presented at 1st Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium. Guelph, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., & Feist, M. (2012). Attitudes of German Veterinary Students to Pain in Cattle and the Influence of Participation in Ruminant Clinical Rotation on their Assessment of Pain.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 1st Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium. Guelph, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gentile, A., Mueller, KR., Bolcato, M., Scharr, JC., Langenmayer, MC., Schares, G., . . . Gollnick, NS. (2012). The first autochthon outbreak of bovine besnoitiosis in Italy: A two-year follow-up.. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVII. World Buiatrics Congress. Lisbon, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR., Wieland, M., Matiasek, K., & Blutke, A. (2012). Pituitary abscess syndrome in a Simmental heifer: a case report.. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVII. World Buiatrics Congress. Lisbon, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Schares, G., Scharr, JC., Langenmayer MC, ., Majzoub, M., Mueller, KR., . . . Gentile, A. (2010). First detection of Bovine Besnoitiosis in cattle born in Italy. Tierarztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere. : DVG-Jahrestagung der FG „Parasitologie und parasitäre Krankheiten“
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Mueller, KR. (2010). Comparison of performance, health and reproduction in cows from dairy herds tested positive or negative for the presence of Chamydophila spp. Poster session presented at the meeting of 14th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals. Ghent, Belgium
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Schares, G., Mueller, KR., Langenmayer, MC., Scharr, JC., & Gentile, A. (2010). First herd cases of bovine besnoitiosis in Italy.. In Abstract(pp. 150 - 150). , XI. Middle European Buiatrics Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Schares, G., Scharr, JC., Langenmayer, MC., Majzoub, M., Mueller, KR., . . . Gentile, A. (2010, July). Ein erster Nachweis bovine Besnoitiose bei in Italien geborenen Rindern.. Presented at DVG- Fachgruppentagung Parasitologie. Munich, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Gentile, A., Rostaher, A., Majzoub, M., Mueller, KR., Scharr, JC., . . . Schares, G. (2010, June). Bovine besnoitiosis: German and Italian cattle herds now affected.. Presented at 14th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals.. Ghent, Belgium.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Schares, G., Mueller, KR., Langenmayer, MC., Scharr, JC., & Gentile, A. (2010). First herd cases of bovine besnoitiosis in Italy. Poster session presented at the meeting of XI. Middle European Buiatrics Congress. Brno, Czech Republic
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mueller, K.
Gollnick, NS., Gentile, A., Rostaher, A., Majzoub, M., Mueller, KR., Scharr, JC., . . . Schares, G. (2010). Bovine besnoitiosis: German and Italian cattle herds now affected. Abstract. , 14th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mueller, K.

Other

Mueller, KR. (2010). Experimentelle Untersuchungen zum Säuren-Basen-Modell nach STEWART an Kälbern mit spontaner metabolischer Azidose..
[Other]Authored by: Mueller, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Chacha Werema - Doctor of Philosophy
    Detection and management of lameness in Tanzania and New Zealand
  • Stacey Hendriks - Doctor of Philosophy
    Behaviour of transition cows and understanding behaviour for identifying cows at risk for metabolic diseases.
  • Aaron Yang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Veterinary Studies of Bovine Digital Dermatitis in Pasture-based Dairy System

Media and Links

Media

  • 15 Mar 2017 - Television
    Transfaunation in cattle
    Interviewed and filmed for TV documentary about the human microbiome and how the role of gut bacteria in animals
  • 01 Jul 2016 - Magazine
    Tricky footwork demands a good handler
    Interviewed as an expert for article on foot trimming equipment for cattle
  • 01 Jul 2016 - Magazine
    Dealing with foot-and-mouth disease in Nepal
    Interviewed for VetScript article on Foot and Mouth Disease training in Nepal

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