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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annoying itch

    Getting to the bottom of that annoying itch… Skin conditions can be frustrating for everyone involved and once they have become chronic they can take a lot of unravelling to get to the un... Read More
  • Eczema in livestock: what’s it all about?

    When we talk about eczema in livestock what we are really talking about is ‘photosensitivity’. Photosensitivity is sunlight-induced swelling, reddening, scabbing and/or peeling of wh... Read More
  • Velveting

    Velveting season is now upon us. Important points to consider this season are: ID TAGS The old plastic ‘cable tie’ tags are now obsolete and should not be used. Tags that are o... Read More
  • Lamb drenching 101

    Most New Zealand farm systems rely on some level of drench input into lambs to keep them alive and growing over their first year of life. Whether your lambs get one or two drenches with the luxu... Read More

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