goat grazing

Beware the resistant worm4 days

Do you have sheep or goats with pooey bums despite appropriate drenching? We have been seeing a rise in parasite resistance in recent years, especially in sheep and goats. This essentially means that certain parasites have been evolving to outsmart …Read More

lamb grazing post barbers pole

Barber’s pole emergency2 months

On Wednesday afternoon this lamb entered our Papakura clinic, limp in her owners’ arms. She was immediately rushed to intensive care, where she would spend the night in critical condition, fighting for her life. Examination and blood tests revealed a …Read More

March 2018 newsletter

Franklin Vets Update March 20183 months

The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles from the Franklin Vet Club Trust, our dairy, equine, and lifestyle vets, plus all the good deals going at the moment.

Franklin Vets charity fishing competition

Franklin Vets Charity Fishing Competition4 months

  Unfortunately, due to low numbers, this has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Alpacas at gate

Barber’s pole worm – Combating a silent killer4 months

Haemonchus contortus, commonly known as barber’s pole, is a blood-sucking parasite which is found in the stomach of sheep, goats and alpacas. It reproduces very quickly and produces thousands of eggs per day. As a result, sufficient numbers of these …Read More

calf with facial eczema

Facial eczema – Learn more & be prepared5 months

What is facial eczema? Facial eczema is caused by a toxin produced by the spores of the fungus Pithomyces chartarum, which grows on pasture, especially in the base and in dead litter. Facial eczema thrives in regions like Franklin between December …Read More

Franklin Vets December Newsletter

Franklin Vets Update December 20176 months

The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles, ads, information about our upcoming fishing competition, and even a competition or two!


Flystrike in Sheep6 months

Anyone who has had animals with flystrike will know how awful this disease is. Flystrike is a serious disease that affects approximately 2 million sheep and 250,000 lambs in NZ on an annual basis. It is, therefore, a concern both …Read More

Working dog

Farm Dog Direct7 months

For a convenient and handy solution simply choose the worm, flea and tick products best suited to your dog/s and your farm’s requirements. Bravecto & Endogard tablets Tick, flea and worm control sent every 3 months. 4.5-10kg $18.90, 10-20kg $20.50, …Read More

October newsletter

Franklin Vets Update October 20178 months

The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles, ads, and even a competition!

Large animal August newsletter cover

Franklin Vets Update August 201710 months

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

cow eating

Mycoplasma bovis – An unwanted tourist10 months

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