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Facial Eczema Monitor – 19 March

Waipukurau After a slight increase due to warm rain a few weeks ago the counts have dropped again, and with cooler nights the spore counts are expected to remain in this mid-low zone.  We still have some potential for warm weather for another month or so but it is the night-time temperatures that are needed…

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Parvo – the positive result you don’t want!

Canine parvovirus, commonly called ‘Parvo’, is a highly infectious and often lethal disease that affects puppies and dogs. It effects their stomach and small intestine and symptoms can include; vomiting, diarrhoea (often with traces of blood), a lack of appetite, dehydration and rapid condition loss. Puppies under 6 months of age are at the highest…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – March

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 5th March 2021 Spore counts are continuing to rise in some areas and it is expected that the spore count will continue to rise more following the recent widespread rain adding moisture to the large amount of dead matter found in pasture at the moment. Combined with…

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COVID-19 Level 2 Announcement

As announced last night we are back in Level 2 for 7 days. This requires us to implement certain procedures in our clinic. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move into this, hopefully short, Level 2 state. Having been there before, here are some reminders about what Level 2 looks like…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – 28 Feb

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 26 February 2021 Hastings Clinic Results  There is a big range in spore counts this week from 0 to 230,000 (highly toxic), whilst some farms remain low the district average counts have double from last week. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road was 80,000, one…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – 19 February

Hastings pasture spore counts – Week ending 19 February 2021 The majority of this week’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range. The average count across the region were 6250, a slight lift on last week. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 17,500. Spore counts match last year’s trend at…

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FACIAL ECZEMA MONITOR – 12 FEBRUARY

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 12 February 2021 The majority of this Hasting’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range this week. The average count across the region were 3330, and remains unchanged from the last 3 weeks. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 15,000. Spore counts…

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GET READY FOR DRY-OFF THIS AUTUMN

With the typical Hawkes Bay summer weather upon us it is time to start thinking about the wind-up of this milking season. There are many aspects to consider when it comes to drying off your herd (think BCS, long term weather forecasts, expected calving dates, production goals etc), but on the top of the list…

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Facial Eczema Workshop

Facial Eczema Workshop Join our vets for a Facial Eczema Workshop on Thursday 11 February to hear about the prevention, monitoring, and management of this potentially devastating disease. Waipukurau Clinic 10am – 12pm Vet Services will be providing light refreshments Name* First Last Farm Name Email* PhoneAny others coming with you?Let us know how many…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – February 4th

Hastings Results The majority of this week’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range. The average count across the region was just over 5000, and remains unchanged from the last 3 weeks. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 20,000. Spore counts match last year’s trend at this stage. Trend graph…

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Sheep Reproduction Services

  VSHB are involved in some large artificial breeding programmes such as the release of breed such as Finnish Landrace, the Texel, the Awassi and the East Friesian and work closely with individual New Zealand breeders with AI/ET programmes for advancement of superior genetics.   In the last 12 months (despite Covid-19) we successfully Implanted…

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