grass samples for FE spore counts

Facial Eczema Spore Counting3 days

FE Alert! We are seeing higher than usual spore counts for this time of year, with some areas hitting 120,000 at last weeks count! Anything …Read More

mastatest milk testing

Why does mastitis keep coming back?1 month

Often, we hear clients asking for the “strongest drug you have to treat mastitis.” The background to this question is usually a cow that has …Read More

Dec 2020 Farm Newsletter

Farm Newsletter – December 20202 months

Franklin Vets December 2020 Farm newsletter with articles relevant to Dairy, Beef & Sheep farmers. Includes: Round up and Christmas Greetings from Mark Hosking CE …Read More

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Bull management3 months

Dr Marc Herrmann, Farm Vet at Franklin Vets Kopu talks Bull Management. Includes what to consider with bull selection, numbers required, on-farm management and assessing …Read More


What do BCS and BMSCC have in common?3 months

At first glance, nothing. However, these two measures are often ignored at this time of the season. They tell us how well we have managed …Read More

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Bull soundness examinations3 months

Dr Tim Batchelor, Farm Vet at Franklin Vets Taupiri talks bull breeding soundness examinations (BSE) – a thorough look at your bulls general health, reproductive …Read More

Get the best return on your mastitis spend3 months

With greater compliance auditing of antibiotics on-farm, determining which drugs are most appropriate for your farm is something which is going to become more important …Read More

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Weaning calves4 months

Now that the replacement calves have all arrived you, their next milestone is weaning. While it may be tempting to get this done as soon …Read More

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Mating – How is it going?4 months

The season has been kind and cows seem to be in good condition, so we expect mating to be going well. Advice is to look …Read More

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Early Mating Progress Checks4 months

Dr Matt Wong from Franklin Vets Te Kauwhata talks Early Mating Progress Checks. Hopefully, everyone has gotten off to a good start. Certainly, the weather …Read More

tailpaint heat detection mating

Why wait for your cows to cycle?4 months

Most farmers in the area are now heading towards the tail end of their calving period with just the last few girls still to join …Read More

Dr Ilyse Jennens, Veterinarian Franklin Vets Waitakarururian

Heifer synchrony4 months

Dr Ilyse Jennens, Branch Manager at Franklin Vets Waitakaruru discusses heifer synchrony, what it is and why it is a good idea for your farm …Read More