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  • Lame weaner deer

    One of the main causes of lameness in weaner deer is from a bacterium called Fusobacterium necrophorum . This organism enters an abrasion or cut on the lower leg or foot and causes an infection... Read More
  • Biosecurity and your neighbours

    Infectious diseases can challenge the performance and threaten the lives of animals. This risk can extend across fence lines, so unless your farm is bordered on all sides by roads and/or rivers, o... Read More
  • Mid-winter shearing

    These days there are many different shearing programs, and commonly these programs involve the shearing of pregnant ewes during the winter. There are many potential benefits of shearing ewes i... Read More
  • Calf scours

    Calving season is approaching and we all know how busy this time is. Everyone is flat out looking after calves and cows and the last thing you need is an outbreak of sick, scouring calves. Bei... Read More
  • Bloat (GVD) in dogs

    Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), is a potentially fatal condition in dogs, where the stomach twists and becomes engorged with air and froth.  GDVs are most common in la... Read More
  • Have you updated your details?

    If you move house, don’t forget to update your microchip information. If your pet is microchipped and has been registered with the NZ Companion Animal Register (NB this is different from c... Read More
  • The dangers in your compost bin

    Most pet owners know that chocolate, grapes, and raisins are toxic to our canine friends. Other potentially toxic foods include avocados, garlic and onions. What most dog owners don’t realiz... Read More
  • Tail docking and dew claw removal

    In 2017 the Government announced a plan to ban non-therapeutic tail docking and restrict the removal of dew claws in Dogs in New Zealand.  The new laws will come into effect by October 2018. ... Read More
  • Microchipping and registration for dogs

    Did you know that, by law, all dogs must be registered with the local Regional Council? Puppies should first be registered by the time they are three months old ; any newly acquired dog over th... Read More
  • Emergency! ... or not?

    Have you ever been at the vet clinic in the small hours of the morning for something that wasn't as bad as it seemed?  Wouldn't it be great to have a better knowledge of what constitutes an u... Read More

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