Associate Professor Kiro Petrovski

 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Science
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1492
 Location Floor/Room G 13 ,  J.S. Davies ,   Roseworthy
  • Biography/ Background

    Originally from Europe, I started working with dairy cows at age of 11. With a lifelong interest in animals and animal health, after completing my undergraduate education I worked for 2.5 years as a veterinary practitioner in Europe with production animals and occasionally companion animals, before migrating to New Zealand. I then worked as a veterinarian for 3.5 years mainly in mixed animal practice, with a special interest in production animals, before taking up the position of Senior Research Officer with special interest in lactational physiology and bovine mastitis at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. From November 2010 my research position was transferred in a Lecturership position. From January 2012 I moved to Australia to take up a position of Senior Lecturer in Production Animal Health/ Ruminant heath.

  • Qualifications

    Veterinary Qualifications

    PhD (Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand) 2012

    PGDipVCSc (Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand) 2008

    MVSc (Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand) 2007

    DVM (Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia) 1997

  • Research Interests

    My research interests include the development of drugs and preventive measures for bovine mastitis and improving the fertility of dairy cattle. My current research attracts international collaborations with teams from Japan, the USA and Argentina and as recognition of my research activity I am reviewing papers for prestigious international journals.

  • Publications


    ·         Petrovski KR, Williamson NB, Lopez-Villalobos N, Parkinson TJ, Tucker IG. Culture results from milk samples submitted to veterinary diagnostic laboratories from August 2003 to December 2006 in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59, 317-22, 2011

    ·         Petrovski KR, Caicedo-Caldas A, Williamson NB, Lopez-Villalobos N, Grinberg A, Parkinson TJ, Tucker IG. Efficacy of a novel internal dry period teat sealant containing 0.5% chlorhexidine against experimental challenge with Streptococcus uberis in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 94, 3366-75, 2011

    ·         Petrovski K, Laven R, Lopez-Villalobos N. A descriptive analysis of the antimicrobial susceptibility of mastitis-causing bacteria isolated from samples submitted to commercial diagnostic laboratories in New Zealand (2003-2006). New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59, 59 - 66, 2011

    ·         Ohtsuka H, Terasawa S, Watanabe C, Kohiruimaki M, Mukai M, Ando T, Petrovski KR, Morris S. Effect of parity on lymphocytes in peripheral blood and colostrum of healthy holstein dairy cows. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 74, 130-5, 2010

    ·         Thatcher A, Petrovski KR, Fraser K. Brief communication: Influence of management techniques on the level of mastitis in an organic dairy herd. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 70, 316-8, 2010

    ·         Ohtsuka H, Murase Y, Ando T, Kohiruimaki M, Mukai M, Oikawa M, Petrovski K, Morris S. Effect of body condition score of the dairy cow on the in vitro immune response of peripheral blood mononuclear cells to progesterone stimulation. The Journal of veterinary medical science/the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science 71, 549-53, 2009

    ·         Petrovski K, Heuer C, Parkinson T, Williamson N. The incidence and aetiology of clinical bovine mastitis on 14 farms in Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 57, 109-15, 2009

    ·         Petrovski K.R., Williamson N.B., et al. Effects of experimentally induced and treated Streptococcus uberis mastitis early in the dry period on production in the subsequent lactation. Proceeding of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 67, 303-306, 2007

    ·         Petrovski KR, Trajcev M, Buneski G. A review of the factors affecting the costs of bovine mastitis. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 77, 52-60, 2006

    ·         Petrovski KR. An acute outbreak of teat lesions affecting 38% of a dairy herd in Northland. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 53, 162-3, 2005



    ·         Malmo J., Vermunt J.J., Parkinson T.J., Petrovski K. Mastitis. In: Parkinson T.J., Vermunt J.J., Malmo J. (eds). Diseases of cattle in Australasia. Pp 340-413. VetLearn, Wellington, New Zealand, 2010.


  • Professional Interests

    My professional interest include cattle health, herd health, mastitis, lactational physiology, antimicrobial chemiotherapy, antimicrobial resistance and dairy farm herd health consultancy

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