Drench Resistance is the number one animal health issue facing farmers and their vets in the sheep & beef industry. We are very concerned – here’s why. We have no new tools in the box to tackle this issue. No new knowledge, no new drench families, and we have to work with what we currently…Details
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We are looking forward to moving to Alert Level 2 tomorrow and returning to a ‘near-normal’ service. We will continue to be vigilant with social distancing and good hygiene to ensure we continue to keep our staff and communities safe. The last few weeks have been a challenge for everyone and we sincerely thank you…Details
Veterinary Care and Animal Health Services at Level 3 The government has announced we will be progressing out of Level 3 at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 31 August. At Alert Level 3 restrictions will be loosened, slightly, but we will need to continue to vigilant to ensure we continue to keep our staff and communities…Details
Well, that was a big surprise! Going to Level 4 at 6.00pm last night has meant we have to change the way we operate to ensure we comply with Covid-19 government regulations. The good news is we have been through this before and have social distancing protocols in place to keep our staff, clients…Details
It is that time of year again – time for your team of working dog’s to have their annual health check examination and vaccination. Once again, we are doing this at a discounted rate. This is a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have with your working dogs health.Details
Eyes Wide Open – Wool Workshop What does the future of the NZ wool industry look like? Rising costs of using the woolshed and the declining prices of strong wool has made the future of wool a point of discussion at every level of the farming business. Join us for a multi stream wool workshop…Details
Two Free Workshop’s in Hastings & Waipukurau that will cover what’s involved in being “wormwise” and drench strategies for your farm.
We are hosting a series of seminars around the topic of winter feeding and setting your farm up for spring performance. Our vets will talk about lambing in tough feed times, winter feeding of cattle, and some of the winter animal health issues to watch out for. The seminar will be followed by a free BBQ &…Details
This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 7th May 2021 Regional average spore counts have dropped back to low levels, and hotspots have reduced, the highest being 65,000 at Ocean Beach. The dry conditions and cooler overnight temperatures have slowed up spore growth significantly. Known hotspots still pose some risk to grazing stock, especially…Details
The 2021 Facial Eczema monitoring scheme for the Waipukurau Clinic area has now come to an end. We have been fortunate to have had a mild season with only moderate risk and few clinical cases. There are still a few areas with occasional hot spots and if you are in one of these areas and…Details
Lloyd Smith Training Workshop Lloyd will be demonstrating using his own dogs, including tips on how to train a young pup, and will be available to answer any questions regarding your own dogs. New Date: Friday 9 April Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Cost: $10 PP **Vet Services will be providing BBQ Lunch**Details
Hastings Update: Regional average spore counts are around the 10,000 mark, with hotspots across the region indicating the risk is not over yet. Areas around Waiwhare/Taihape Road had hotspots reaching 45,000. Best advice is to monitor the spore counts on your pastures to assess risk more accurately. Waipukurau Update: Spores are still present although not…Details