Dapper’s Dramatic Rescue4 months

On the first wet morning in Waeranga in a while, the fire sirens were sounding and a call came into Franklin Vets Te Kauwhata clinic for a horse that was stuck in a drain and needing sedating before it could be …Read More

horse teeth

The most common disease in horses6 months

Do you know 5 horses? Did you know that on average 1 out of every 5 of those horses (across variable age, breed, and career) will have a painful condition affecting their everyday life? You’re probably thinking problems like colic, …Read More

lice eggs on horse

Mild winter + hot spring = bug paradise!7 months

This year we’re getting a lot of queries about mini invaders on horses. Most of us are familiar with the appearance of ticks but this year there are also a few lice about. With early summer-like conditions, small biting flies …Read More

horse with misshapen growth rings sign of laminitis

The danger time for laminitis prone horses & ponies7 months

Spring has sprung, which means the grass is growing and sunny days are ahead of us! The grass is also excited about the seasons changing and has a particularly high sugar content this time of the year, which can be …Read More

horse and foal

Pre-Foaling Examinations11 months

Foaling season is here and it can be a very nervous time, especially for first time breeders. There are a few simple things that can be done to optimize your broodmare’s health, foal’s health and your own health! Having the …Read More

horse and foal

Foaling11 months

There are a few options for foaling a mare. The first question to answer is if you want to foal your mare at home or in a stud situation. Stud A stud situation is good for several reasons. Reputable studs …Read More

mare and foal

Pregnant Mare Management in Autumn/Winter11 months

Management of your broodmare through the autumn and winter is usually a quiet time. However, there are a few points that are important. The basics are still important and with a pregnant mare you are taking care of the mare …Read More

horse and foal

Preparing your broodmare for spring11 months

We are all getting sick of the rain, cold and mud so it is hard to start thinking about warmer weather, foals being born and re-breeding our mares. Here are just a few tips for preparing your broodmare for the …Read More


Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)1 year

Previously known as Equine Cushing’s Disease, PPID is a common hormonal dysfunction in horses. It can affect as many as 1 in 5 horses and ponies over the age of 15 but can also be seen in younger horses. In …Read More

polydactyly in foals

What happens if my foal is born with an extra foot?1 year

It has often been said that if there is “no foot, then there is no horse.” What this means is that horses do not cope well if they have bad feet or an injury that does not allow them to …Read More

March 2018 newsletter

Franklin Vets Update March 20181 year

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 Competition1 year

  Unfortunately, due to low numbers, this has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.