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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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