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  • Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin

    for week ended 26 March 2021   Feilding Awapuni Dannevirke Pahiatua Taumarunui Levin   No. of sites monitored: 12 15 5 4 2 13... Read More
  • Hogget mating

    Hogget mating is a common practice on many properties and can be a very successful revenue stream when done well. Farmers that have been doing this on a regular basis will have had plans in place ... Read More
  • Microchipping and registration for dogs

    Did you know that all puppies must be registered with the local council by the time they are three months old? Registration All dogs must be registered with the local council. Puppies s... Read More
  • What's parvo?

    Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection which causes depression and a sudden onset of profuse smelly bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. Parvovirus infection in dogs can lead ... Read More
  • Facial eczema risk

    Over the years that we have been advising farmers about the risk of facial eczema (FE) to animals, very little has changed in terms of advice and treatment options. All animals, other than horse... Read More
  • Benefits of premium pet food

    We all know that super-premium pet foods can appear expensive to buy – but are they really?  When daily feeding amounts for individual foods are calculated correctly there isn’t... Read More
  • It's time to start thinking about dry off

    Before long most farms will have completed pregnancy testing and you’ll be making decisions about which cows have to go on the truck. Married up with this is the need to start planning for d... Read More
  • When is a scratch more than an itch?

    How do you know if your cat or dog is suffering from skin allergies? These warmer months often bring many causes for skin irritation – fleas love this weather, and pollen fills the air. But ... Read More
  • Beware - Barber's pole is lurking

    “How does barber’s pole infection kill so many sheep?” Having some knowledge of barber's pole worm ( Haemonchus contortus ), and its debilitating effect on sheep mobs is vita... Read More
  • Common ear issues

    Aural haematomas An aural haematoma can be described as a build-up of blood between the cartilage and the skin of the inside ear. The ear flap becomes very swollen and needs treatment urgently. ... Read More

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