calves

Controlling BVD – New screening for your calves5 days

With M.Bovis continuing to dominate rural headlines most of our clients have reviewed their farm biosecurity in an effort to protect their stock. It seems ironic that the coverage of a disease a very low prevalence (<1%) has prompted such …Read More

low average pasture

Liz Macintosh’s Ruminations – Calving onto low pasture cover5 days

With calving coming into full swing, it looks like there are a few issues around the area with low average pasture cover (APC). With different mobs it can be hard to successfully allocate feed, especially in a pinch. Dry cows …Read More

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

jersey calves

Treating scouring calves3 months

Bonnie and Clyde are two precious Jersey calves, adopted by one of our local lifestylers at just a few days old. Within days Clyde began to scour badly. His appetite vanished, and he became dehydrated and depressed. Bonnie followed in …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.

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!