horse and foal

Pre-Foaling Examinations2 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

Foaling2 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/Winter2 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

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Preparing your broodmare for spring2 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)5 months

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?6 months

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 20187 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 Competition8 months

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

Franklin Vets December Newsletter

Franklin Vets Update December 201710 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!

October newsletter

Franklin Vets Update October 201712 months

The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles, ads, and even a competition!

Sparky acupuncture

How can acupuncture help my horse?12 months

Acupuncture is a beneficial adjunctive therapy for many issues including muscle soreness and tension, chronic pain (eg. Arthritis, laminitis), nerve damage, immune stimulation, and much more. Acupuncture cannot fix a hoof abscess, or cure arthritis, and a complete lameness workup …Read More

Equine ‘Run Days’ are here1 year

The Franklin Vets Equine team is giving you a great opportunity to save on mileage by starting weekly equine run days to the Clevedon, North Waikato and the Waiuku/Awhitu areas. Don’t miss out – book in advance. Call Sandra on …Read More