Cognosco is in a unique position of being able to undertake large scale field observational and clinical studies to a high (GCP) standard. The group’s extensive experience in working with veterinarians and herdowners allows Cognosco to perform clinically relevant and scientifically robust studies. Additionally Cognosco has a team that can effectively communicate study results and messages to veterinarians, herdowners and study sponsors.
The team also provide undergraduate and postgraduate training, both nationally and internationally.
Research and Development
Cognosco provides research services to industry, government and animal health companies. Cognosco also acts as a contract research organisation (CRO), but also actively seeks to develop ‘industry good’ research projects with government and industry research partners, and collaborates with other organisations on projects. Recent study topics have ranged from nutrition and transition cow feeding through to mastitis treatment and control, improved reproductive performance via better diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disease, and antimicrobial product usage and resistance.
Undergraduate & postgraduate training and mentoring
Cognosco is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary training. Scott McDougall provided a week-long mastitis course for final year veterinary students, as well as running mastitis and reproduction courses for graduate Veterinarians. Scott McDougall has also ran workshops for practising veterinarians on antimicrobial usage and good prescribing.
International training and consultancy
Cognosco can provide training, tailored to request.
Recent Cognosco partners
Cognosco’s published papers & news
Cognosco, the research arm of Anexa Veterinary Services, is the recipient of the prestigious award for “The most commendable paper published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal” for 2021, awarded by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists....
Scott shares his knowledge on how to critically interpret diagnostic tests at New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference
Dr Scott McDougall (Cognosco - Anexa Vets Research Division) joined with Professor Mark Stevenson (Melbourne University) and Dr Chris Compton (Massey University) to teach a postgraduate workshop for veterinarians at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference...
There has been an increase in diagnoses of Salmonella on dairy farms in recent years in NZ. Massey University and Cognosco (Anexa’s research division) in collaboration with dairy industry stakeholders - are conducting a survey during the...