Lifestyle Chickens

Lifestyle Chickens

Written by Katherine Hansen Chickens are a wonderful small animal to keep, with the added bonus of fresh eggs in the morning.  If you haven’t kept chickens before there are a few things to consider first. Chickens can be grouped into commercial hybrids and heritage...
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...
Alpaca & Facial Eczema

Alpaca & Facial Eczema

What is Facial Eczema? Alpaca are very susceptible to facial eczema, even more so than sheep and cattle! So what is Facial eczema? Facial eczema is a common and potentially dangerous disease that is common in the North island during the summer and autumn months. It is...
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...