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Below is an article from Zoetis NZ about the benefit of Ultravac 5+1: As your lambs approach weaning the risk factors associated with certain diseases, traceelement deficiencies and stress increase. The lambs will be forced to transition from acombination milk and pasture diet onto a total pasture based diet. This transition requires asignificant change in the gut flora of the ...

Spring is nearly here, pollen is starting to appear and once again we prepare to see an influx of skin cases presented.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and can account for nearly a quarter of a pet’s bodyweight. Acting as a waterproof protective barrier the skin is highly sensitive and can suffer from up to 160 different conditions. Up to 25% of pets seen at a vet practic ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the May edition of 'What's Up in the District'.

 

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the June/July edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Dental disease in cats & dogsCompetitions running in-store and on FacebookSigns your pet may need dental careand more... Paws for a Moment ...

Dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see in adult dogs and cats. This is without question an extremely painful condition, just think back to the last time you had a toothache! Studies show that most dogs and cats over three years of age suffer from some form of periodontal disease and unfortunately this is often overlooked because many animals resent their mouths being handled and unlike humans will sometimes continue to eat even with severe dental disease and pain.

What's Up in the District - May 2019 Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the May edition of 'What's Up in the District'. In this newsletter we cover:  Our Annual Milk Quality Consult visitsLepto Vaccination RemindersTeatsealing Heifer RemindersSharpening your hoof knife and more... What's Up in the District ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the Apr/May edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Osteoarthritis and the many options we have to treat itOur competition winnersLocal Farmer Jeanine Calder volunteering in Africa and more... Paws for a Moment ...

Local farmer, Jeanine Calder, has recently returned from a month long stint in Africa volunteering her services to assist animals in this part of the world. Jeanine volunteered through the programme 'World Wide Vets', spending two weeks in Zimbabwe, followed by two weeks in Zanzibar. In Zimbabwe she worked in a Primate Sanctuary predominately building cages, creating enrichmen ...

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis seen in dogs and may affect up to 30% of the population.  It more often manifests in older dogs and can have vague and non-specific signs, such as reluctance to exercise decreased overall activity stiffness lameness inability to jump changes in gait such as ‘bunny hopping’ pain on manipulation of joints behavioral ch ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the March edition of 'Rural Round Up'. In this newsletter we cover:  Grass StaggersRed Root PoisoningPregnancy TestingTeasers in Hoggets And more. Rural Round Up ...

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