October newsletter

Franklin Vets Update October 20172 weeks

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

seedy toe

Seedy toe2 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 lambs2 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

Tips for rearing pets for calf club2 months

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 at gate

Vitamin D deficiency (Rickets) in alpacas2 months

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

black foal

Newborn Foal Checks2 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

Large animal August newsletter cover

Franklin Vets Update August 20172 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

Kopu Spring First Aid for Lifestylers3 months

Come along to our free information evening and hear firsthand from our vets how to deal with spring emergencies and other seasonal issues.

lamb and ewes

Spring First Aid Seminar3 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

Lilly the alpaca

Lilly’s Second Chance at Life4 months

Lilly, a four month old alpaca cria had been limping for a while and had a wound on her leg. Here is the amazing story of how our vet Dr Laura Schwerdtfeger diagnosed and treated her, giving her a second chance …Read More

Timely lepto warning for all dog owners4 months

Franklin Vets has seen several dogs presenting with Leptospirosis in the last month and warns dog owners that it very important to keep this vaccination up to date as once a dog contracts this disease, the prognosis is very poor. …Read More

Planning for Spring4 months

Rural living this time of year brings the excitement of seeing many new born lambs and calves. However, it can also be challenging even for the most experienced farmers. It is important to be well prepared to prevent problems occurring …Read More