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  • 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
  • Are your bulls up to the job?

    We have seen several bull team failures in the last few years, all of which were avoidable. For a hassle-free tailing up after AB has finished, please take heed of the following recommendations. ... Read More
  • Velvet harvesting and I.D update

    Velvetting season is upon us! The old velvet I.D cable ties have been replaced by a paper wrap- around tag. If you have old cable tie tags, please return them to us. If you are certified... 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
  • Lungworm in cattle and deer

    We have had some reports in the lower North Island of lungworm in both deer and cattle this past autumn. This is most likely attributable to ideal conditions favouring larval development on pastur... Read More
  • Premating mineral levels

    It’s that time of year again and there is so much to think about. One of the subjects that gets a little lost in all the madness is mineral supplements. Minerals are important for cattle t... Read More
  • Stomach ulcers

    Stomach ulcers, also called gastric ulcers, in horses are quite common. The current estimate of prevalence is 90% in racehorses, 50% in foals, and 37-66% in sport and leisure horses.  A p... Read More

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