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...
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...
Pink Eye in cattle and sheep

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...
From city to farm…and loving it

From city to farm…and loving it

Being part of the team at Tauranga Vets has been instrumental in the success and growth of her family farm in Ohauiti, says employee Janelle Nee. Business Manager here at Tauranga Vets Janelle and partner Mel McEntyre scooped two Fonterra Farming Milk Quality Awards...