The Franklin Vets Blog

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December Dairy Newsletter13 hours

Articles from our vets including: Dry off for Autumn calvers Drench resistance Heifer rearing Why it pays to scan your heifers Protecting your dogs and …Read More

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Be ready for Flystrike1 week

This has been a very unpredictable spring, with thunderstorms, hail, scorching heat and freezing winds lashing the upper North Island. With all this moisture and …Read More

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Stuff you need to know about Guinea Pigs2 weeks

Here is some stuff that you need to know about your furry little mate. They don’t get on with rabbits It’s a popular myth that …Read More

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Lepto – protect your dog & you protect your family2 weeks

Coming from South Africa, wet trails are not really something I’ve had to deal with. Warthog? Yes.  Snakes? Heck yes. Ticks? Miss your Bravecto and …Read More

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Keeping your sport horse in tip-top shape3 weeks

The weather is getting warmer and we’re excited that everyone is getting more riding time in. Here are a few tips to keep your sport …Read More

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3-week submission rate key to good in-calf rates1 month

Achieving good herd in-calf rates are a critical part of a successful dairy farm operation. 3-week submission rate is one of the key ingredients to …Read More

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How do I know if my dog has been poisoned?1 month

Symptoms of poisoning in dogs can vary depending on the type of poison they’ve encountered. These signs can range from vomiting to breathing difficulties to …Read More

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The lowdown on fleas1 month

With such a mild winter this year, we are sure to be in for large numbers of fleas and ticks this spring and summer. Dr …Read More

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Spring + warm conditions = worms1 month

Spring is finally here and with the warmth comes the worms! Unfortunately, our lifestyle block animals are infected by a variety of different worms. These …Read More

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Managing your Bulls2 months

Most farms will be getting ready to put their bulls out with the cows for the tail end of the mating period. It is vital …Read More


Healthy calves = well-grown replacement heifers2 months

While mating is in full swing and keeping everyone very busy, it is still important your calves are not forgotten. Setting and following a program …Read More

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How can I tell if BVD is present on my farm?2 months

Why is BVD important? Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a widespread viral disease of cattle in New Zealand. Recent figures estimate losses at about $150 …Read More