Using dry faecal matter to monitor your cow’s facial eczema protection status5 days

Summer is here! Time for sunshine, beach holidays and spores! Yes, facial eczema season is here and with it, the bags of zinc, dispensers, containers …Read More

facial eczema spores

What is facial eczema?2 weeks

Facial eczema is a disease where liver damage means cattle become highly sensitive to sunlight and white areas of skin blister and peel resulting in …Read More

Mating management – service bulls and semen4 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 …Read More

Franklin Vets April 2019 farm newsletter

Franklin Vets Farm Update April 201910 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 …Read More

Franklin Vets large animal newsletter Dec 2018

Franklin Vets Farm Update December 20181 year

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 …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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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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 …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 …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 …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 …Read More

Salmonella – What is it and what can you do about it?2 years

  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 …Read More