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19 03, 2019

Autumn Farm Animal Health Issues

By |March 19th, 2019|Lifestyle, Sheep, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to March! And the cooler, hopefully, a little wetter Autumn months. Autumn can bring relief to the farm as we get some much needed rain along with the warm air and ground temperatures which make it the optimal time for grass growth. But Autumn is also a time that we need to be aware of some potential health issues that may affect your livestock.  A few common ailments in lifestyle animals are;

Facial

19 03, 2019

LIFESTYLE CHICKENS

By |March 19th, 2019|Birds, Chicken, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chickens are a wonderful small animal to keep, with the added bonus of fresh eggs in the morning.  If you haven’t kept chickens before there are a few things to consider first.

Chickens can be grouped into commercial hybrids and heritage breeds.  The commercial breeds of brown shaver and hyline are egg layer machines however they can be less friendly unless you have handled them a lot since they were young.  The heritage breeds are

26 02, 2018

Horses & Respiratory Tract Disease

By |February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Respiratory tract disease is a common problem that presents during the summer months. It is often inflammatory in origin affecting lower or upper (or both) airways. Lower airway disease is commonly referred to as “Recurrent airway obstruction” (ROA) and upper airway disease as “Inflammatory airway disease” (IAD). Horses show variable signs including coughing, nasal discharge, increased respiratory effort, lethargy and exercise intolerance. Lower airway disease tends to be more severe than upper. Both ROA

30 01, 2018

How do you look after you new Kitten or Puppy?

By |January 30th, 2018|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Puppy, Uncategorized, Vaccination|0 Comments

Everyone loves puppies and kittens.. but the first year sure is a busy one! We’ve put together a few pointers to help you get started.

Vaccinations are extremely important and protect against diseases that can be fatal. At a vaccination appointment, puppies and kittens receive a full health check and they are also checked for heart disease, hip dysplasia, knee abnormalities, hernia’s, retained baby teeth, undershot/overshot jaws and retained testicles! You will also be given

31 07, 2017

Calf Delivery with Phil Rennie

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 

It’s the time of the year when our Vets are increasingly called to assist with calvings.  One of our customers filmed a recent calving, assisted by one of our Vets, Phil Rennie.

 

 

 

8 05, 2017

Yersinia or Adenovirus – which came first?

By |May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recently I was called out to a farm that had had 4 rising 1 year old heifers die unexpectedly within a month of each other. The callout was to see another calf showing vague signs of lethargy, diarrhoea, inappetence and a quick decline in condition. By the time I got there, the calf was dead.

The manager gave the go-ahead for a post-mortem examination to get further clues as to what was happening on the

24 04, 2017

Cancer in Cats and Dogs

By |April 24th, 2017|Cats, Companion Animals, Diseases, Dogs, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Unfortunately, cancer is as common in cats and dogs as it is in people. It is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. However, if caught early, more than half of cancers are curable.  Cancer is a complex disease affected by genetics and the environment. Certain breeds have higher risks of developing cancer. It has also been shown that cigarette smoke increases cancer risk. In dogs, being thin can

30 09, 2016

Need a Check Up? Book your Cat or Dog in for a WoF and SAVE!

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To help you to provide the Best Care for your cat or dog, we’ve put together WOOF n MEOW WoF’s.   A WoF pack will save you up to $60.00, and includes:

a standard consultation
a 3 pack of Frontline or Nexgard flea treatment
a bag of Royal Canin Dental Food
and a complimentary nail clip

If you’re thinking about making a trip to see us, need to book in for vaccinations, or are after a good ole’ ‘once

22 09, 2016

Rabbit Vaccinations and Calicivirus

By |September 22nd, 2016|Rabbits, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD), also known as RHD (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease), or HVD (Haemorrhagic Virual Disease) is a highly infectious and usually fatal disease that affects wild and domestic rabbits.

The virus was illegally introduced to New Zealand in 1997 to control the wild rabbit population on farms.

TRANSMISSION:

Transmission of RCD occurs by direct contact with an infected animal, or contaminated objects or organisms. Rabbits acquire RHD through oral, nasal or conjunctival pathways. Urine, faeces and

2 09, 2016

Recruiting a Veterinary Nurse

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

We require a qualified, positive, efficient and engaged Veterinary Nurse to join our team.

This key position will embody the culture of our organisation as we strive to provide Best Care for our clients and their animals in a professional way. Our Veterinary nurses are highly valued and active in our business.

Our Tauranga clinic is a high profile purpose built clinic with Best Practice® accreditation.

We are a mixed animal practice with Lifestyle, Equine, Companion Animal

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