The Franklin Vets Blog

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

Easter dangers chocolate

Easter dangers to our pets7 hours

Easter is full of indulgent treats for us, but they can pose a danger to our pets, so best to keep to yourself! Chocolate Eggs: …Read More

When to drench? The ins and outs of Eprinex13 hours

With dry off imminent (or completed for some of you!) using a drench in your herd management program should be on the horizon. The question …Read More

facial eczema spores

Keeping an Eye on Facial Eczema in Dry Stock14 hours

While New Zealand is on hold, facial eczema spores are not. Spore counts are relatively static and there is no reason to believe they will …Read More

sheep grazing

Knockout Drenching14 hours

Sheep Farmers, you should read this! Drench resistance is an increasing problem with multiple cases of triple drench resistance being reported throughout the country. This …Read More

Body condition score 5 target3 days

Following a severe drought, there are many cows around that are lighter than normal for this time of year. As we look to plan for …Read More

calves in paddock

How have your calves and heifers fared through the drought?3 days

Unfortunately, these groups are usually the ones struggling the most with extra supplement often put into milking cows ahead of young stock. Those regularly weighing …Read More

Rocky’s new lease on life4 days

There is increasing popularity for cute squishy faced dogs such as Bulldogs, Pugs, French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers (French Bulldogs now are the most popular …Read More

Salmonella Franklin Vets Case Study

Salmonella outbreak strikes hard4 days

When Ereine and René Vos first noticed one or two of their cows starting to look a bit off-colour early last October they weren’t sure …Read More

Beware the rains of March4 days

Julius Caesar was assassinated by members of his senate on the Ides of March (15th March) in 44BC. This was an important day in Roman …Read More

facial eczema spores

Keeping an Eye on Facial Eczema 4 days

While New Zealand is on hold, facial eczema spores are not. Spore counts are relatively static and there is no reason to believe they will …Read More

stressed cat

Lockdown – a dream for dogs but stressful for cats6 days

During this time of lockdown, our doggy friends are probably having the time of their lives with their family home all day to play with …Read More

puppy & girl cuddles

Separation anxiety in puppies6 days

A few of our clients have gotten new puppies recently, knowing that the lockdown period provides the opportunity to be home with them. This is …Read More