Summer Creepy Crawlies for Lifestylers

Summer Creepy Crawlies for Lifestylers

By Dr David McDonnell, Managing Director of Tauranga Vets Have they six legs or eight? Well, that’s an important question for the minds eye of a veterinarian to work out what Arthropod class we are dealing with. We get asked to identify various external parasites seen...
Poisoning of Livestock

Poisoning of Livestock

Written by Dr Phil Rennie of Tauranga Te Puna Katikati Papamoa Village Vets Sporadically during most years’ vets are called to investigate sudden illnesses and unexpected deaths in otherwise healthy animals. While they can occur at any time of year, summertime is not...
Vaccination of Sheep & Cattle

Vaccination of Sheep & Cattle

There are many infectious diseases that can affect cattle & sheep in New Zealand. The great news is that there are excellent vaccines to prevent many of these diseases.  Vaccination is an important part of your preventative medicine program for both animal &...
Disbudding guidelines and law change

Disbudding guidelines and law change

By vet Dr Phil Reenie As of 1 October 2019, it will be a legal requirement that all cattle being disbudded/dehorned will need ‘an appropriately placed and effective local anaesthetic that is authorised by a veterinarian for the purpose of the procedure’. This is true...
Poisoning of Livestock

Pink Eye in cattle and sheep

Written by Dr Phil Rennie of Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati, Papamoa Village Vets Pink eye is a nasty disease that usually occurs in the summer and autumn seasons causing sore inflamed eyes. Pink eye is caused by highly contagious bacteria. In the case of cattle...