The Franklin Vets Blog

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

bull power

Bull Power2 weeks

Mating brings with it a significant busyness with multiple mobs to manage, cropping paddocks to prepare, and the odd cow still to calve (ideally not!) …Read More

Getting the most out of your herd test data2 weeks

Herd testing is currently underway or completed, and the data from these can be really useful for a number of reasons. Production How are the …Read More

testing blood for metabolics

M.bovis testing for replacement heifers2 weeks

You will all no doubt be aware of the regular Mycoplasma bovis surveillance testing through bulk tank milk. The start of the season brings with …Read More

Time to Mate2 weeks

By now everyone will be either about to kick into mating or well into the thick of some big AI days. Ideally, tail paint will …Read More

Worm your indoor only cat2 weeks

“I have an indoor cat, so it doesn’t need worming treatment, right?” Wrong! Many people think if their cat isn’t going outside, they don’t need …Read More

itching dog

Spring is here & allergies are upon us3 weeks

If you’ve noticed that your eyes are itching, you’re sneezing and yellow pollen is forming a layer on your car, you’re not wrong. Spring is …Read More

spey that cat

Spey that cat!3 weeks

Spring is here and with it comes cats coming on heat and getting pregnant. Why spey? Avoiding unwanted pregnancy, though very important, is not the …Read More

ringworm on cat

Why is ringworm not a worm?3 weeks

It is a common misconception that ringworm is a type of worm, and therefore will be prevented by common worm tablets we give to our …Read More

microchipping a kitten

Should I microchip my cat?3 weeks

Unlike dogs where there is a legal requirement to microchip as part of the registration, cats don’t require microchipping. However, we still very strongly recommended …Read More

What’s up with Kairu?3 weeks

Kairu the 8-year-old huntaway cross came to the Pukekohe clinic last month because he just wasn’t right. He had been lethargic, had put on weight …Read More

Pietie the chihuahua with fractures

Healing Pietie’s tiny bones4 weeks

Pietie is a wonderful little Chihuahua cross dog, only 7 months old and tipping the scales at 5kg when he arrived having sustained a fractured …Read More

level 3 lifestyle vet care

Veterinary Care for Lifestyle Farms at Level 31 month

Hello Level 3! Our Lifestyle team continues to be here for you 24/7 and we can now do routine work, so long as we ensure …Read More