• Walking dandruff?

    Walking dandruff (“cheyletiellosis”) in rabbits is caused by a common rabbit fur mite (Cheyletiella parasitovorax). They are nicknamed “walking dandruff” because these larg... Read More
  • That’s torn it

    Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is a common degenerative joint problem in dogs. It usually affects middle age and older dogs but is occasionally seen in dogs as young as two years old. ... Read More
  • The eyes have it

    We are proud to announce that Eyevet Services will be based out of the Feilding branch from the beginning of September. Eyevet Services is a referral ophthalmic service that provides facilities ... Read More
  • Increasing reproductive performance

    Every year we are asked “How can I increase the reproductive performance of my herd?” We start by saying that every cow should be metrichecked and any infected cows treated - this ha... Read More
  • Drench resistance – state of the nation

    “Drench resistance a growing problem” – “Triple drench resistance an emerging issue – “Drench resistance a threat”: AgResearch These are a selection of ... Read More
  • Calf vaccination and mineral treatment

    Protecting your calves now protects the income from your herd down the line.   Leptospirosis (Lepto) Lepto is a bacterial disease that can affect most mammals. Although it does not of... Read More
  • Introducing Deb Prattley and Acuvet!

    We have been referring patients that have soft tissue injuries requiring physio and rehab, and older pets who are starting to get stiff and painful to Deb. Deb has qualifications in human osteop... Read More
  • Vaccinations - are they necessary?

    Horses are the most susceptible animal to this disease, 300 times more susceptible than your dog! We have lots of information in this newsletter about wounds and one of the potential side effect... Read More
  • Should I metricheck my herd?

    Infections of the uterus after calving At calving around 90% of cattle have a bacterial contamination of the inside of the uterus. In many cows the immune system will clear the contamination. So... Read More
  • Tetanus in dogs

    Tetanus is – fortunately! – an uncommon problem in dogs. The bacteria which causes tetanus ( clostridium tetani ) can lie dormant in the soil for many years. It usually enters the bo... Read More

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