Mark van Kleef

BoviLab in a Dutch veterinary magazine

BoviLab is featured in the July edition of the Dutch veterinary magazine Veearts! Bert van Niejenhuis, bovine veterinarian of Dierenartsengroep Rivierenland, Ad Groenen, bovine veterinarian at DeVeearts.nl in Leende and Mark van Kleef, bovine veterinarian at Koeienpraktijk Klevet and distributor of BoviLab, discuss how blood tests aid in monitoring the transition period. Read the full …

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First BoviLab users in both regions Noord- and Zuid-Holland

In Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland (regions in The Netherlands), the first BoviLabs are now in use. Van Duin tot Dijk in Winkel (N.-H.), Dierenartsenpraktijk Monnickendam (N.-H.) and Dierenartsenpraktijk Oude-Tonge (Z.-H.) have started using a BoviLab last month. During the installation of BoviLab, Mark van Kleef, bovine veterinarian and distributor of BoviLab, provides the practice owners with training on …

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From just a blood analysis device to the BoviLab concept

At FarmLabo, we’ve been actively engaged in the sales and technical support of BoviLab for almost a year. BoviLab has now evolved into a complete concept: the BoviLab concept. What is different? With the BoviLab concept, FarmLabo takes an important step in supporting dairy farmers and feed advisors. BoviLab offers much more than just a …

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FarmLabo celebrates business partner’s anniversary in Denmark

During the first weekend of June, FarmLabo travelled to Denmark to celebrate the anniversary of a business partner. On Saturday June 1st, veterinary practice Kronborg (Kvægdyrlægerne Kronborg) celebrated it’s 25th anniversary together with clients and relatives. The practice employs seven bovine veterinarians who supervise mainly large dairy farms in northern Jutland. Since the beginning of …

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Test blood for BHB and NEFA in the first two weeks of lactation

Within two weeks after calving or in the last week before calving are the best times to test blood for beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA). So says Julia Moorhouse, Head of Veterinary Services at Map of Ag in a webinar on the transition period. The impact of NEFA and BHB Measuring NEFA levels …

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FarmLabo and Elanco organised a successful workshop about BoviLab

FarmLabo organised a successful workshop for (prospective) users of BoviLab. Together with Elanco, FarmLabo joined forces to bring this event to life. On 16 May, veterinarians and some nutritionists travelled to Boerderij de Pol in Scherpenzeel (Gld.) to attend the workshop. After the reception and a sandwich lunch, bovine veterinarian Mark van Kleef explained how …

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Recent study: BoviLab is a useful and practical tool

A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that BoviLab is a useful and practical tool for improving the transition period in dairy cows. During the research conducted in 2023, 297 blood samples from 261 Holstein cows were taken and analysed using BoviLab. These cows were divided into four lactation stages: 14 days before …

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