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  • Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin

    for week ended 16 February 2020   Manawatu South Manawatu North Tararua   No. of sites monitored:   16 10 9  Highest Spore Count... Read More
  • Dangers of heat stroke

    Summer is a fun time for all, but the heat can be lethal to our pets: Pets cannot sweat like we do.  They release heat through their tongues, foot pads and nose which is much less effec... Read More
  • Getting the most out of your fly treatment

    Dealing with flystrike in sheep over summer is frustrating, time consuming, and is a cost to both welfare and productivity. Prevention is the key and well-timed shearing, followed by correct app... Read More
  • Companion animal mobile service

    Bringing your pet into the clinic can be a very stressful experience for some pets and some pet owners. You may have multiple pets, mobility issues or just want the convenience of a vet visit to... Read More
  • Barber’s pole monitoring and decision-making

    Barber’s Pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) season is ahead of us… somewhere! This sub tropically-adapted parasite prefers the warmer conditions of summer. It sucks blood from the sto... Read More
  • Early pregnancy testing of dairy herds

    Once the rush of the last few months has started to subside it’s time to think about how successful the season has been. The mating period that we are currently in will set the scene fo... Read More
  • Fireworks phobias

    If your pet had a hard time over Guy Fawke’s, New Year’s eve may be just as bad! Here’s some hints and tips to help everyone get through (hopefully!) stress-free. Providing lot... Read More
  • The Twelve Days of Catmas

    The Twelve Days of Catmas ( from Christmas Carols for Cats, by Julie & John Hope) On the first day of Catmas there came a gift from me, A tear in your precious settee… On the... Read More
  • Broken legs in dairy heifers

    This season there have been several herds in our area that have experienced front leg fractures in first calving heifers. The fractures have occurred around calving time or within a couple of we... Read More
  • Preparing rams for the mating season

    Getting your rams checked out to ensure that they are in top shape for tupping is a financially prudent decision compared to the costs involved if the rams don’t work! Sperm production in ... Read More

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