beef cow and calf

The 5 questions I most commonly get asked by Lifestyle Farmers2 months

How many animals can I run on my property? This is one question that most people should ask but frequently don’t… at least often not …Read More

Dr Blair van Dyk Veterinarian

Ryegrass staggers5 months

Dr Blair van Dyk, farm vet at Franklin Vets Papakura discusses ryegrass staggers in ruminants. Includes what it is, how to spot it and how …Read More

grass samples for FE spore counts

Facial Eczema Spore Counting6 months

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

facial eczema

Facial Eczema -the 3 W’s 8 months

The New Year brings the need to start preparing for the 2021 facial eczema (FE) season. The last 2 summers have been (very) dry and …Read More

Summer challenges on lifestyle blocks

Summer challenges on the land8 months

As we enter the warmer summer months, we also move into the high-risk period for several nasty diseases, most of these being brought on by …Read More

COVID-19 Level Vet Services for Lifestyle Farms1 year

At alert level 2, we can provide a full range of veterinary services for your farm pets, so long as we take the following measures …Read More

Unite against COVID-19

COVID-19 Level 2 Vet services for farmers1 year

At alert level 2, we can provide a full range of veterinary services, so long as we take the following measures to keep everyone safe. …Read More

lifestyle vet with goats

Level 3 veterinary update for lifestyle farmers1 year

At alert level 3, we can provide a full range of veterinary services to your farm pets, so long as your family and our team …Read More

Unite against COVID-19

What does Level 3 mean to farmers? COVID-19 Update1 year

At alert level 3, we can provide a full range of veterinary services, so long as your workers and our team are kept safe, as …Read More

Unite against COVID-19

COVID-19 Lifestyle Farm Update1 year

Vets are viewed as an essential service, so we continue to be here for you 24/7. If you need to see us, call your local …Read More

facial eczema spores

Facial Eczema Warning1 year

Just a reminder to our local lifestylers that we are seeing spore counts start to rise as the warm, humid weather provides ideal growing conditions …Read More

facial eczema spores

What is facial eczema?2 years

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