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. 

EMERGENCIES CALL  06 350 5328 or 0800 PET EMERGENCY


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
Mr Kevin Lawrence staff profile picture

Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85353

Kevin Lawrence

Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Health

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: ext 85353
    Location: 1.07, Equine and Farm Services
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Fetotomy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Theileria orientalis (Ikeda)

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Management (070203): Animal Production (070200): Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens) (070205): Animal Reproduction (070206): Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703): Veterinary Epidemiology (070704): Veterinary Parasitology (070708): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Lawrence, K., Forsyth, S., Vaatstra, B., McFadden, A., Pulford, D., Govindaraju, K., . . . Pomroy, W. (2017). Clinical haematology and biochemistry profiles of cattle naturally infected with Theileria orientalis Ikeda type in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. , 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Govindaraju, K., Lawrence, K.
Lawrence, KE., Tulley, W., Scott, I., & Pomroy, WE. (2017). The effect of mid-lactation treatment with topically applied eprinomectin on milk production in nine New Zealand dairy farms. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. 10, 95-101
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Lawrence, KE., Forsyth, SF., Vaatstra, BL., McFadden, AMJ., Pulford, DJ., Govindaraju, K., . . . Pomroy, WE. (2017). Cluster analysis of the clinical histories of cattle affected with bovine anaemia associated with Theileria orientalis Ikeda type infection. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(6), 305-312
[Journal article]Authored by: Govindaraju, K., Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Lawrence, KE., Summers, SR., Heath, ACG., McFadden, AMJ., Pulford, DJ., Tait, AB., . . . Pomroy, WE. (2017). Using a rule-based envelope model to predict the expansion of habitat suitability within New Zealand for the tick Haemaphysalis longicornis, with future projections based on two climate change scenarios. Veterinary Parasitology. 243, 226-234
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Summers, S.
Rawdon, TG., Buckle, KN., Lawrence, KE., Thompson, KG., Julian, AF., Vaatstra, BL., . . . Fairley, RA. (2017). Systemic granulomatous and haemorrhagic syndrome in New Zealand dairy cattle. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(3), 156-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Weston, J.
Lawrence, K., Broerse, N., Hine, L., Yapura, J., & Tulley, WJ. (2017). Prevalence of failure of passive transfer of maternal antibodies in dairy calves in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(1), 1-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Yapura, M.
Adeyinka, FD., Laven, RA., de Nicolo, G., Lawrence, KE., & Parkinson, TJ. (2016). The Use of Stereology Method to Estimate the Volume of Feto-Maternal Exchange Area of the Bovine Placentome during Gestation. Anatomical Record. 299(11), 1571-1577
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Parkinson, T.
Haydock, LAJ., Pomroy, WE., Stevenson, MA., & Lawrence, KE. (2016). A growing degree-day model for determination of Fasciola hepatica infection risk in New Zealand with future predictions using climate change models. Veterinary Parasitology. 228, 52-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Lawrence, KE., Summers, SR., Heath, ACG., McFadden, AMJ., Pulford, DJ., & Pomroy, WE. (2016). Predicting the potential environmental suitability for Theileria orientalis transmission in New Zealand cattle using maximum entropy niche modelling. Veterinary Parasitology. 224, 82-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Summers, S.
Lawrence, KE., Gedye, K., McFadden, AMJ., Pulford, DJ., & Pomroy, WE. (2016). An observational study of the vertical transmission of Theileria orientalis (Ikeda) in a New Zealand pastoral dairy herd. Veterinary Parasitology. 218, 59-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Gedye, K., Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Lawrence, KE., Adeyinka, FD., Laven, RA., & Jones, G. (2016). Assessment of the accuracy of estimation of gestational age in cattle from placentome size using inverse regression. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(4), 248-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, G., Laven, R., Lawrence, K.
McFadden, AMJ., Vink, D., Pulford, DJ., Lawrence, K., Gias, E., Heath, ACG., . . . Bingham, P. (2016). Monitoring an epidemic of Theileria-associated bovine anaemia (Ikeda) in cattle herds in New Zealand. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 125, 31-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K.
Lawrence, K., McFadden, AMJ., Gias, E., Pulford, DJ., & Pomroy, WE. (2016). Epidemiology of the epidemic of bovine anaemia associated with Theileria orientalis (Ikeda) between August 2012 and March 2014. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(1), 38-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Vink, WD., Lawrence, K., McFadden, AMJ., & Bingham, P. (2016). An assessment of the herd-level impact of the Theileria orientalis (Ikeda) epidemic of cattle in New Zealand, 2012–2013: a mixed methods approach. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(1), 48-54
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K.
Gias, E., Pulford, DJ., Lawrence, K., & McFadden, AMJ. (2016). Application of quantitative PCR assays for diagnosing Ikeda and other Theileria orientalis types to examine associations between severity of anaemia and parasitaemia in bovine anaemia outbreaks. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(1), 60-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K.
Acke, E., Midwinter, AC., Lawrence, K., Gordon, SJG., Moore, S., Rasiah, I., . . . Waller, A. (2015). Prevalence of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus in a sample of healthy dogs, cats and horses. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(5), 265-271
[Journal article]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Adeyinka, FD., Laven, RA., Lawrence, KE., van den Bosch, M., Blankenvoorde, G., & Parkinson, TJ. (2014). Association between placentome size, measured using transrectal ultrasonography, and gestational age in cattle. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(2), 51-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Parkinson, T.
Adeyinka, FD., Laven, RA., Lawrence, KE., van den Bosch, M., Blankenvoorde, G., & Parkinson, TJ. (2014). Corrigendum to Association between placentome size, measured using transrectal ultrasonography, and gestational age in cattle (New Zealand Veterinary Journal, (2013), 10.1080/00480169.2013.832620). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Parkinson, T.
Mason, WA., Pomroy, WE., Lawrence, KE., & Scott, I. (2012). The effect of repeated, four-weekly eprinomectin treatment on milk production in pasture-based, seasonally-calving dairy cattle. Veterinary Parasitology. 189(2-4), 250-259
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Ruby, RE., Balcomb, CC., Hunter, SA., & Lawrence, KE. (2012). Bovine colostrum-induced anaemia in a 2-week-old lamb. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 82-83
[Journal article]Authored by: Hunter, S., Lawrence, K.
Laven, RA., Lawrence, KE., Weston, JF., Dowson, KR., & Stafford, KJ. (2008). Assessment of the duration of the pain response associated with lameness in dairy cows, and the influence of treatment. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 56(5), 210-217
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Stafford, K., Weston, J.
Lawrence, KE., Thatcher, AR., & Laven, RA. (2008). Is that calf waving or drowning?. Dairy Cattle Vets Newsletter. 26(1), 0-0
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Thatcher, A.
Bourne, N., Wathes, DC., Lawrence, KE., McGowan, M., & Laven, RA. (2008). The effect of parenteral supplementation of vitamin E with selenium on the health and productivity of dairy cattle in the UK. Veterinary Journal. 177(3), 381-387
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K.
Lawrence, KE., Leathwick, DM., Rhodes, AP., Jackson, R., Heuer, C., Pomroy, WE., . . . Moffat, JR. (2007). Management of gastrointestinal nematode parasites on sheep farms in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(5), 228-234
[Journal article]Authored by: Heuer, C., Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Laven, RA., Lawrence, KE., & Livesey, CT. (2007). The assessment of blood copper status in cattle: A comparison of measurements of caeruloplasmin and elemental copper in serum and plasma. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(4), 171-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K.
Waghorn, TS., Leathwick, DM., Rhodes, AP., Lawrence, KE., Jackson, R., Pomroy, WE., . . . Moffat, JR. (2006). Prevalence of anthelmintic resistance on sheep farms in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 54(6), 271-277
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Lawrence, KE., Rhodes, AP., Jackson, R., Leathwick, DM., Heuer, C., Pomroy, WE., . . . Moffat, JR. (2006). Farm management practices associated with macrocyclic lactone resistance on sheep farms in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 54(6), 283-288
[Journal article]Authored by: Heuer, C., Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Weston, J., Lawrence, K., & Orbell, G. (2006). Kernel mustard in the cowshed with the feedstuff. Dairy Vets Newsletter. 23(3), 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Weston, J.
Grinberg, A., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Lawrence, K., & Nulsen, M. (2005). Prediction of penicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows with mastitis, based on prior test results. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 53(5), 332-335
[Journal article]Authored by: Grinberg, A., Lawrence, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Nulsen, M.

Conference

Lawrence, KE., Tulley, W., Scott, I., & Pomroy, W. (2017). The effect of mid-lactation treatment with topically applied eprinomeetin on milk production in nine New Zealand dairy farms. (pp. 21 - 21). , New Zealand society for parasitolgy
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Lawrence, K., Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, S., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N. (2012). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infection in dogs in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics [ISVEE XIII]: Building Bridges Crossing Borders. Maastricht, Netherlands
[Conference Poster]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Lawrence, K., Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, S., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N. (2012). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infection in dogs in New Zealand. In Book of Abstrcts of the 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics(pp. 239 - 239). , 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics [ISVEE XIII]: Building Bridges Crossing Borders The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Mason, WA., Pomroy, WE., Lawrence, KE., & Scott, I. (2011). The effect of four-weekly eprinomectin treatment on milk production in seasonally-calving pasture-based dairy cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 23rd International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. Buenos Aires, Argentina
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, SJ., Lawrence, K., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N.(2011). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infections. . Denver, Colorado, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Lawrence, K., Thatcher, A., Govindaraju, K., & Dobson Hill, B. (2010). Are organic cows less stressed?. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVI World Buiatrics Congress 2010. Santiago, Chile
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Govindaraju, K., Lawrence, K., Thatcher, A.
Lawrence, KE., Laven, RA., & Jones, G. (2010). Impact analysis of the effect of the 2001 UK FMD outbreak on mastitis consultations by NADIS veterinarians. Mastitis Research into Practice: Proceedings of the 5th IDF Mastitis Conference. (pp. 696 - 697). : 5th IDF Mastitis Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Jones, G., Laven, R., Lawrence, K.
Laven, RA., Lawrence, KE., Dowson, KR., & Weston, JF.(2008). Assessment of the duration of the pain response associated with lameness in dairy cows and the influence of treatment. . Kuopio, Finland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Laven, R., Lawrence, K., Weston, J.
Lawrence, K., Jackson, R., & Heuer, C. (2007). Epidemiological studies of anthelmintic resistance on sheep farms in New Zealand. : Macrocyclic Lactone & Resistance Management Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Heuer, C., Lawrence, K.
Rhodes, AP., Leathwick, DM., Pomroy, WE., West, DM., Jackson, R., Lawrence, KE., . . . Waghorn, TS. (2006). A profile of anthelmintic resistance and parasite control practices in New Zealand - results from a 2005 survey. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 66. (pp. 14 - 19).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Pomroy, W.
Lawrence, KE., Jackson, R., & Heuer, C. (2006). Parasite control practices and ivermectin resistance on New Zealand sheep farms. In S. Smith (Ed.) Proceedings of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, 36. (pp. 5 - 10).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Heuer, C., Lawrence, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 0 1

Teaching

Teach to second, third, fourth and fifth years

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2013 - Folusho Doris Adeyinka - PhD
    The Development of the Bovine Placentome and Associated Structures During Gestation

Media and Links

Media

  • 07 Sep 2016 - Newspaper
    Vets get boots dirty
    mentioned in the wairarapa midweek newspaper

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