VET TRAINING EVENT: Advanced Mastitis Course

21nov(nov 21)8:00 am23(nov 23)5:00 pmVET TRAINING EVENT: Advanced Mastitis Course


21 (Tuesday) 8:00 am - 23 (Thursday) 5:00 pm


Anexa Vets Morrinsville, 25 Moorhouse Street, Morrinsville

25 Moorhouse Street


To be confirmed

Event Details

Please note: The November 2023 Advanced Mastitis Course and Milking Machine Workshop are now full. Please enrol in the March 2024 course here.

Want to improve your skill in helping clients manage bulk tank SCC, clinical mastitis or inhibitory substance grading problems?

Want to improve your understanding of epidemiology, bacteriology, management and control of mastitis?

Want to provide services to Fonterra and be paid for your work under demerit relief? 

If so, the advanced mastitis course is for you. 



This course will be led by leading New Zealand mastitis experts, including Dave Hawkins, Scott McDougall, Michael Shallcrass and John Penry.



This course will provide you with the skills, understanding and processes to effectively manage mastitis problems on New Zealand dairy farms. 


What you will learn
  • Milking machine components, function and interaction with the cow
  • How to undertake a ‘grade bust’ and follow-up milking management visit to identify and correct underlying problems
  • How to write effective reports that farmers read and act on and that meet the reporting requirements for demerit relief
  • How to establish a mastitis investigation/management service in your business 


Benefits for you and your business

  • Accreditation to provide mastitis control services to Fonterra suppliers and access demerit relief
  • Establishment of effective mastitis management services in your business
  • Confidence in managing complex mastitis cases

Please bring your gumboots, overalls, and a laptop (not essential). Limited to 12 participants; Register now!

Please book your own accommodation if required.


Milking Machine Workshop Day – 24th November (optional)

Enhance your skills further with the Milk Machine Workshop Day. An optional extra day of the Advanced Mastitis Course. A one day workshop for those who have done the Advanced Mastitis Course previously.

  • An in-depth exploration of liner design, function and assessment
  • Applied milking physiology
  • Detailed assessment of milking machine components that influence mastitis risk
  • Lab-based training in milking machine performance testing and toolkit (Commercial machine testing unit and VaDia) 

When: 24th November
Cost: To be confirmed
Venue: To be confirmed