Bull in paddock

Mycoplasma bovis and Mating1 week

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 update2 weeks

There is a large amount of valuable information being created around Mycoplasma bovis. At present the three best reads are: Guidance for Beef Cattle farmers from Beef & Lamb NZ The MPI produced list of RFID’s – you can download the …Read More

Daisy the calf after debudding

Daisy and friends lose their horn buds4 weeks

What a picturesque morning for a snooze in the sun. Daisy and her friends slept the morning away as we removed their wee horn buds, (known as debudding) so they can grow up safely, without the risk of accidentally hurting …Read More

Beef & Sheep Newsletter

Franklin Vets Sheep & Beef Update June 20181 month

The latest 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.

cows grazing

Mycoplasma bovis update May 20182 months

What is Mycoplasma bovis? M. bovis is a bacterium that lives in cattle. Until recently, we have not had M. bovis in NZ although other mycoplasma species are recorded in cattle and other farmed animals. Mycoplasma bovis is a fragile …Read More

goat grazing

Beware the resistant worm2 months

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 emergency3 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 20185 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 Competition6 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 killer6 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 prepared6 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 20178 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!