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Seresto Dog Flea CollarSeresto Dog Flea Collar

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So it is that time again when flea season is about to rear its ugly head again. We are offering $10 off Seresto Flea Collars in clinic during September and October 2019.

Seresto flea collars will give your dog 8 months protection against fleas. If you put one on your dog now in September/ October your dog will be protected through to April/May 2020! I have just put one on my 5 month old Labrador pup and extremely keen to see well how they go.  

Let us know at the clinic if you would like to take advantage of the special!!


How to Apply a Hock Bandage to Your Horse

Vet Services Wairarapa vet Louisa runs through how to apply a hock bandage.
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Rabbit Ralicivirus

Rabbit Ralicivirus

Rabbit calicivirus (also known as rabbit haemorrhagic disease or RCD) was introduced into New Zealand in 1997 illegally by farmers in a bid to reduce the wild rabbit population. In the following 20 years, the wild population has developed increased
immunity to this strain of the virus and so wild rabbit numbers increased dramatically again.
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Podgy Pooches & Curvaceous Cats

Every pet has an ideal weight but unfortunately almost 50% of animals coming into the clinic are overweight. This problem can be difficult to manage and is often overlooked, despite the well-known health risks including diabetes mellitus, arthritis, cancer and respiratory and heart disease.
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What's the story with Toxoplasma abortions after Toxovax?

This year we have had a number of farmers bring up the idea that Toxovax isn't working, or that there is a "new strain" of toxoplasmosis that the vaccine doesnât protect against.
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Rearing Orphan Lambs Best Practice

This R&D brief (by On-Farm Research, supported by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and AGMARDT) outlines best practice for rearing orphan lambs, based on three years of trials raising 500 lambs.
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Drench Resistance

What do you do when the drenches stop working?
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Condition Scoring of Beef Cattle (CS)

Condition scoring of beef cattle (CS) can be used as an aid to optimise stock performance and feed planning. It is a quick and inexpensive stock monitoring tool.
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Ewe Body Condition Scoring (BCS)

Condition scoring is a quick and easy low cost management tool to increase ewe productivity and flock profitability.
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Autumn Ill-Thrift in Cattle.

Many farmers experience lower growth rates than expected in their R1 or R2 cattle in autumn. Typically these cattle have been growing well and then slow or even stop growing for three to eight weeks. They may or may not be scouring and have a poor body condition. You may be surprised to hear that autumn ill-thrift is a recognized condition in New Zealand.
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