Prior News Items
Read more >Friday 11th of September 2020: Cleo and her café table misadventure has won her owners a luxurious 2-night stay at Clifton Glamping, and hamper filled with some of our favourite goodies! Cleo won’t go without her own prize, she will be given a complete spring pack including Hills Science Diet dog food, Yours Droolly treats, a Seresto Collar protecting her against fleas for up to 8 months, Drontal allwormer, and lots more. Read Cleo's story below.
Read more >Tuesday 1st of September 2020: Dedicated to delivering a quality equine focused veterinary service across the wider Hawkes Bay and Tararua regions
Read more >Thursday 13th of August 2020: We are offering Click & Collect and Contactless Delivery options for your pet care products. Just fill in the form below to place an order.
Read more >Thursday 13th of August 2020: As you will know, we are about to move back into Level 2 at noon today. We had all been hoping that this would not happen again but were prepared that it was possible. It requires us to implement certain procedures in our clinic. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move in to this, hopefully short, Level 2 state.
Having been there before, here are some reminders about what Level 2 looks like in our clinics and out on farm….
Read more >Tuesday 7th of April 2020: Please note that the following spore counts are individual counts from selected properties and are only a rough guide as to counts in the area. Individual paddocks or geographical areas can vary hugely depending on local topography/climate and pasture type/condition. For an accurate assessment of your pastures regular spore counting is recommended during danger periods.
Read more >Friday 3rd of April 2020: The average count across the region decreased from 58,000 last week to 38,500 this week. The highest individual count was 215,000 on Ocean beach road at Waimarama.
Read more >Tuesday 31st of March 2020: March week 4 results show 1 hotspot with the highest individual count 205,000
Read more >Friday 27th of March 2020: The average count across the region increased from 44,000 last week to 58,000 this week. There are hotspots (individual samples from a farm that exceed the danger threshold of 60,000) at the top of Dartmoor road, Eskdale, Waimarama, and Maraetotara. The highest individual count was 250,000 on Ocean beach road at Waimarama.
Read more >Friday 20th of March 2020: This weeks pasture spore counts. Week ending 19 March 2020
The average count across the region increased from 40,000 last week to 44,000 this week. The hotspots at the top of Dartmoor Road increased from 95,000 to 100,000. The hotspot at Eskdale decreased from 195,000 to 105,000.
Read more >Friday 20th of March 2020:
Read more >Friday 20th of March 2020: We would like to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. Our animals, our clients and ourselves.
We are aware that as providers of animal health services we need to do our best to maintain a high level of service for the community, despite the challenges presented by the current Coronavirus outbreak. With this in mind, we will do our best to communicate effectively and follow recommendations from the Ministry of Health.
Read more >Thursday 12th of March 2020: Spore counts remain constantly low this week with a couple of exceptions. Cooler nights will help to limit the production of spores and hopefully we see a downward trend from here.
Read more >Thursday 12th of March 2020: The average count across the region increased 12,500 last week to just over 40000 this week. The hotspots at the top of Dartmoor Road increased to from 50,000 to 95000, and 20,000 to 195,000 and Eskdale.
Read more >Friday 6th of March 2020: Spore counts have jumped sporadically around CHB and extra monitoring of your own paddocks will be useful for any suspect areas. Some samples are very high and in the moderate and extreme zones. Repeated samples will give an indication if it is a long lived rise but treatment should be considered in risky areas. Talk to your vet for individual advice regarding your situation.
Kathryn Sigvertsen BSc BVSc