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 Sheep1 month
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
The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with articles, ads, and even a competition!
Seedy toe3 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
Bloat in lambs3 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
Rearing pets for calf club can be an exciting and rewarding experience for our kids. Here are a few tips: A newborn must receive adequate colostrum within 12 hours of birth to develop a correctly functioning immune system. Ideally this …Read More
Alpacas are more susceptible to deficiencies of Vitamin D (rickets) than other grazing animals in New Zealand. Deficiency as a result of failure of conversion of percursors to the active form of Vitamin D can occur due to: Inadequate uptake …Read More
Newborn Foal Checks4 months
Having newborns around can be an exciting but worrying time for owners and breeders, even those with years’ of experience. A few basic rules and checks can help you optimise the future health of precious new arrivals and detect early …Read More
Franklin Vets Update August 20174 months
The latest newsletter from the large animal team at Franklin Vets with some articles, opinion pieces, and even a competition! Futureproof your herd with our CalfWOF service BVD – the next step Win a g-shock watch 10 tips for handling …Read More
Come along to our free information evening and hear firsthand from our vets how to deal with spring emergencies and other seasonal issues.
Spring First Aid Seminar5 months
Come along to our free information evening and hear firsthand from our vets how to deal with spring emergencies and other seasonal issues. The normal birth process, when to intervene or call for help Metabolic diseases – what to look …Read More