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  • Vitamin B1 deficiency in calves

    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a vitamin that is produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle. Cattle have a daily requirement for thiamine and the bacteria will normally produce enough to meet this. L... Read More
  • Selenium - just how important is it?

    Selenium levels in soil are low in many parts of New Zealand, especially in the Manawatu region, which means that Selenium levels are low in grass, hay and haylage. Since forage is the main natura... Read More
  • Animal Welfare obligations are changing

    The Animal Welfare Act has recently been updated to include regulations on shelter, muzzles, collars, tail docking, removal of dew claws, dogs in cars, and dogs travelling on the back of vehicles.... Read More
  • TCI Vets

    So, you would like to breed your dog? You might see my face in Totally Vets building from time to time where I run my canine reproduction (breeding) business called TCI Vets.  I practiced ... Read More
  • Dog Knee brace

    This knee brace helps dogs with limping and joint pain for an improved quality of life. The knee brace reduces pain and swelling by improving balance among the muscle groups invo... Read More
  • Help your dog ditch the itch!

    With warmer weather approaching, dogs and cats that suffer from flea allergies and seasonal allergies are likely to start flaring up again. In many areas of NZ where the climate is fairly temper... Read More
  • Case of the month

    Meet Sam This is the story of Sam, a young heading dog who was hit by a car, while wandering lost in downtown Levin. It was late in the evening so the people who found him drove him all the way ... Read More
  • Summer Pet Safety Tips

    SUN PROTECTION Dogs that are white, light colour coated, pink skinned or hairless are susceptible to sunburn, so don’t forget the sunscreen. PROVIDE SHADE Prevent overheating by never ... Read More
  • The Night before Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land Snoopy’s Christmas was playing on every radio band. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care And the Labrador wonder... Read More
  • Xylitol poisoning in dogs

    Do you use peanut butter to disguise pills for your dog, or have sugar free gum lying around?  Well, beware! Xylitol, a common sugar substitute, is potentially lethal to dogs! Xylitol can b... Read More

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