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Livestock Care

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the March edition of 'Rural Round Up'. In this newsletter we cover:  Current conditionsEwe feedingParasite burdens  And more. Rural Round Up ...

As part of the ongoing research to improve animal welfare, The New Zealand Merino Company has been monitoring the prevalence of flystrike causing flies across North Canterbury. For further information please contact Monica Schwass monica.schwass@nzmerino.co.nz To make this happen, wireless weather stations, soil temperature loggers and nine fly traps have been established. Th ...

The latest industry trends in the prevalence of multiple drench resistant parasites has shown some alarming trends.  Data just released this winter shows that in the North Island, 15-20% of all tests submitted to Gribbles had triple resistance confirmed.  The South Island does fair better with far lower levels of combination resistance detected but the North Island should serve ...

What do you need to do to complete a Faecal Egg Count Reduction test? Click here to find out.

Are you making the most of our technicians while they are on your property?

Many of our clients regularly use our Sheep and Beef Technicians during high work-load periods.  Did you realise that while our Technicians are dipping sheep, vaccinating or drenching that they can also carry out a number of other services. Click to learn more.

National calving percentages for 2018 was 82%. How did your farm compare?

With calving already underway it can be difficult to think about next season. However, some planning now will help reap the rewards of an improved reproduction performance.

Some points to consider include...

Read about some insights that Ben Allott an NCVC Vet has learned this past season.

Calving. As quickly as it was over, it seems we are back into it! We're here to help make this busy time easier and inform (or remind!) you about our disbudding service. 

See Link at bottom of page for link to PDF on article written by Ben Hodgson & Anne Ridler - "Brucella ovis in rams - information for New Zealand farmers" 1.  Never buy a ram without seeing a current B. ovis accreditation certificate. There are still reasonable numbers of rams being sold around the country from breeders with no accreditation program in place. Don’t assume ...

The cattle disease Mycoplasma has been found on a North Canterbury Sheep and Beef farm. Click to read more.

Our Clinics

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.