Treating Blackberry’s Bumblefoot2 weeks

Meet Miss Blackberry, one of 5 lovely ladies that rule the roost on their lifestyle block.  After a great summer running free-range around the property, her owners were concerned to notice her two tiny, swollen feet. A trip to Franklin …Read More

March 2018 newsletter

Franklin Vets Update March 20182 weeks

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.

cria and mum

The birth of a llama cria – a family affair4 weeks

Last week we were called out to see Autumn, a beautiful hembra (female llama), ready to give birth but having some trouble. With a troublesome birthing in the past, this loving owner wasn’t taking any chances and called Franklin Vets …Read More

Franklin Vets charity fishing competition

Franklin Vets Charity Fishing Competition2 months

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

Alpacas at gate

Barber’s pole worm – Combating a silent killer2 months

Haemonchus contortus, commonly known as barber’s pole, is a blood-sucking parasite which is found in the stomach of sheep, goats and alpacas. It reproduces very quickly and produces thousands of eggs per day. As a result, sufficient numbers of these …Read More


Tick Trouble?2 months

The NZ cattle tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is an introduced species and is NZ’s only tick. It is commonly found in the warmer parts of NZ and while this tick favours cattle, it also feeds on sheep, goats, alpacas, deer, horses, …Read More

calf with facial eczema

Facial eczema – Learn more & be prepared2 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 20173 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!


Flystrike in Sheep4 months

Anyone who has had animals with flystrike will know how awful this disease is. Flystrike is a serious disease that affects approximately 2 million sheep and 250,000 lambs in NZ on an annual basis. It is, therefore, a concern both …Read More

October newsletter

Franklin Vets Update October 20175 months

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

seedy toe

Seedy toe6 months

Seedy toe (sometimes called White Line Disease) is separation of the hoof wall and the laminae which happens commonly in wet or muddy paddock conditions. It is an opportunistic disease, meaning that it takes advantage of a compromise in the …Read More

lamb feeding

Bloat in lambs6 months

Bloating in lambs occurs when gas forms and accumulates in part of the gut called the abomasal (stomach). Abomasal bloat can cause up to 30% of reared lambs to die before weaning. Typically, within 30 minutes of feeding warm milk, …Read More