The Franklin Vets Blog

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

IndieVets

Local Vets for Local Pets5 days

Something you might not realise is that a growing number of New Zealand veterinary clinics are now owned by corporates, often with overseas owners. And …Read More

WelFarm

WelFarm – meeting the needs of a changing industry2 weeks

Have you thought about where the industry is headed? Consumers are wanting to know more about where their product is coming from, and have the …Read More

Fat Freddy's drop in weight

The Story of Fat Freddy’s Drop2 weeks

Meet the new and improved Freddy. When we first met Freddy he was fat. Properly fat. This is the story of Freddy’s drop. Freddy is …Read More

Technician Dry Cow Therapy (DCT) service2 weeks

Targeted DCT is a great way to manage high cell count cows and prevent clinical mastitis over the dry period, but poor technique can jeopardise …Read More

Drying off and achieving target BCS2 weeks

We know that individual cow body condition impacts reproductive performance. Achieving a target BCS of 5.0 for mixed age cows, and 5.5 for first and …Read More

salmonella on farm

Salmonella2 weeks

Salmonella is a cause of diarrhoea in calves from 2-12 weeks old. It typically presents with high temperatures, watery/mucoid diarrhoea, possibly blood and flecks of …Read More

salmonella in calves

Salmonella causing diarrhoea in calves2 weeks

Salmonella is a cause of diarrhoea in calves from 2-12 weeks old. It typically presents with high temperatures, watery/mucoid diarrhoea, possibly blood and flecks of …Read More

autumn calvers grazing

Feeding Calving Cows2 weeks

Autumn calving cows have an easy ride in some ways, sun, warmth, firm footing, less mud, and less mastitis. Sounds so good, until we consider …Read More

choking dog

Choking3 weeks

Some animals come in to the clinic with problems that have been there a long time, that we work to try and solve or improve. …Read More

obese cat

Feline obesity facts and figures3 weeks

In a survey of cat owners in America, only 10% of owners thought they were overweight, whereas 60% of cats were actually overweight. (New Zealand …Read More

overweight dogs - the risks

Overweight dogs – the risks3 weeks

Dogs carrying extra pounds place extra demands on virtually all the organs of their bodies. Dr Nikki Frost, senior vet at Franklin Vets Pukekohe discusses …Read More

WelFarm

What is WelFarm?3 weeks

Dr Graeme Charteris from our Pukekohe farm vet team discusses WelFarm, our animal wellbeing assurance programme (animal healthcare plan) in depth.