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Keep up to date with all our latest news, articles of interest, and case studies from the veterinary world around Hawke’s Bay, Dannevirke, and the Wairarapa.

Level 2 information

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…

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Our Services at Level 3

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…

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Our services at Alert Level 4

  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…

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Treat your working dogs like athletes

Working dogs are an asset to any farmer and are becoming an increasingly large investment. The lifetime value of a useful working dog is estimated to be $40,000 with dogs fulfilling roles other staff cannot replace. With this in mind it is important to provide the best care to allow dogs to reach their full…

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Working Dog Run 2021

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.  

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Raw Diets

Raw diets are meat-based diets (including bones and offal) that have not been cooked, this includes foods that have been frozen, dehydrated or freeze-dried. Recently these diets have gained popularity among pet owners who are hoping to provide a more natural option for their beloved companion. Although these diets may be marketed as a better…

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Eyes Wide Open

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…

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Guidelines for use of long acting anthelmintics in sheep: pre-lamb

While long acting anthelmintics have a role in the management of parasites in lambing ewes and the subsequent levels of pasture contamination, their use contributes to the onset and extent of anthelmintic resistance. With growing concern over the number of farms in NZ now showing clinical and subclinical issues with anthelmintic resistance, the following should be considered…

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Winter Feeding Seminar & BBQ

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 &…

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Doggy Donor saves young Rhodesian Ridgeback’s Life

Whisky was admitted in a critical condition earlier this month after eating a significant amount of rat bait. Upon arrival the 11-month-old ridgeback was lethargic, pale, coughing softly and refusing to eat or drink. He didn’t improve with initial treatments and urgently needed a lifesaving blood transfusion. Basil, a 7-year-old greyhound came to the rescue…

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