Mating management – service bulls and semen2 months

Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is spread from infected to uninfected groups of cattle through the movement of cattle and the feeding of milk containing the bacteria. The risk of transmission via semen is low. Testing for M. bovis There is …Read More

Franklin Vets April 2019 farm newsletter

Franklin Vets Farm Update April 20197 months

The latest news from the large animal team including: Teatsealing – Why didn’t I do this sooner? What can you do with undergrown first calving heifers? The return of the Heifer Cup Competition Every quarter needs protection – DCT update Knockout drenching – what …Read More

Franklin Vets large animal newsletter Dec 2018

Franklin Vets Farm Update December 201812 months

The latest news from the large animal team including: New clinic to open in Waitakaruru Getting BCS right Don’t forget about your calves now they are weaned M.bovis update Study results – foetal loss in ewe hoggets and vaccination against toxoplasmosis …Read More

Franklin Vets Farm Sept 2018 Newsletter

Franklin Vets Farm Update September 20181 year

The latest Dairy, Sheep & Beef newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles from our vets, including the latest on Mycoplasma bovis, plus all the good deals going at the moment.

beef in paddock

Clostridial Vaccines1 year

Clostridial diseases are a group of infections that cause sudden death in animals. There are dozens of different Clostridial species, some of these diseases are common and well known such as tetanus and blackleg however, there are many diseases that …Read More

dairy cow in paddock

Changes to Animal Welfare Act1 year

New Zealand is not only the world leaders in rugby, men’s shot put and mince n’ cheese pies! We also have the claim to being one of the top countries in the world for Animal Welfare assessed by the global …Read More

Lake Waikare with farmland

Sustainable agriculture around Te Kauwhata1 year

Jim Cotman and Trevor Simpson are both dairy farm owners in the Te Kauwhata, north Waikato area. They have been working together, and with other primary stakeholders, to understand and help put policy together around water management on dairy and …Read More

syringe and vials

Antibiotic Resistance – What does it mean for me?1 year

There is no doubt that antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries of the 20th Century. They have undoubtedly saved millions of lives both human and animal, but have also made farming systems possible that otherwise would be unsustainable. …Read More

BVD – A beef farmers approach1 year

The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus is widespread throughout New Zealand; an estimated 65% of all beef herds have an active BVD infection (BVD carriers in the herd) at any one time and 80% of all cattle herds (including dairy) …Read More

Salmonella – What is it and what can you do about it?1 year

  Let’s be honest here, we’ve all had or have had someone close to you experience a bout of salmonella. In humans, it’s a bad version of an Indian spicy vindaloo running out the back end on a Friday night. …Read More

Bull in paddock

Mycoplasma bovis and Mating1 year

Mycoplasma is certainly not afraid of making the headlines so it’s probably fair to assume you’ve heard a thing or two about it? One area of dairy herd management and biosecurity that is still prompting a fair amount of discussion …Read More

cows grazing

Latest Mycoplasma bovis update1 year

There is a large amount of valuable information being created around Mycoplasma bovis. At present the three best reads are: Mycoplasma bovis response, Stakeholder update 100, 20 July 2018. Guidance for Beef Cattle farmers from Beef & Lamb NZ The MPI …Read More