The Franklin Vets Blog

Our Vets love to share their experiences, knowledge and stories.

cow eating

Keep vigilant against Mycoplasma bovis!11 hours

Mycoplasma bovis is a bacterium that causes disease in cattle including mastitis that is resistant to treatment, severe pneumonia, arthritis, and late-term abortion. Last month the disease was confirmed in a South Canterbury dairy farm. Franklin Vets has been asked …Read More

Large animal August newsletter cover

Franklin Vets Update August 20172 weeks

The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with some articles, opinion pieces, and even a competition! Futureproof your herd with our CalfWOF service BVD – the next step Win a g-shock watch 10 tips for handling …Read More

horse grazing

Equine survey feedback2 weeks

Firstly, thanks to all of you who responded to our recent survey. We had a really encouraging number of responses and we were humbled by some of the amazing feedback we received. While responses were generally positive, we always have …Read More

French bulldog

Soft palate resection & alar fold resection2 weeks

Brachycephalic dogs are those with short noses, such as Bulldogs and Pugs. These dogs have issues with their respiratory passages as a result of their shortened muzzle, which results in the snorting and gurgling noises that they often make. The …Read More

Puppies

Elbow dysplasia2 weeks

Elbow dysplasia is not a single condition, but a collection of several conditions (a syndrome) affecting the elbow joint, that can result in elbow arthritis and degenerative joint disease. It is a common syndrome affecting mostly large breeds of dog. …Read More

Equine emergencies and first aid3 weeks

At our recent Equine Information evening, Dr Kara Watson gave an informative talk on all you need to know about equine emergencies and first aid. This covers: Being prepared What is an emergency and when to call Franklin Vets Equine …Read More

Drenching and worm control in horses3 weeks

At our recent Equine Information evening, Dr Katie Kindleysides BVSc gave a very interesting talk on all you need to know about drenching and worm control in horses. If you would like to see this presentation again, watch the movie …Read More

dog wound

Wound Management3 weeks

Wounds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a variety of causes. Some are best treated by open wound management, in which the wound is cleaned and normally dressed regularly, while the tissue heals over a period of …Read More

Kopu Spring First Aid for Lifestylers4 weeks

Come along to our free information evening and hear firsthand from our vets how to deal with spring emergencies and other seasonal issues.

cow eating

Mycoplasma bovis – An unwanted tourist4 weeks

MPI is currently responding to the detection of the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis in a large dairy herd in South Canterbury. The bacterial disease is found globally, but to-date, New Zealand has been in the privileged position of being free …Read More

lamb and ewes

Spring First Aid Seminar1 month

Come along to our free information evening and hear firsthand from our vets how to deal with spring emergencies and other seasonal issues. The normal birth process, when to intervene or call for help Metabolic diseases – what to look …Read More

bulldog

Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS)1 month

This mouthful of a condition is something we see a lot of, and it is in the news at the moment. So what is it? Brachycephalic dogs and cats are those with shortened muzzles. Well known examples include Pugs, Bulldogs, …Read More