Responsible Usage of Ceftiofur

March 26th, 2020 antibiotic, excenel
| | Antibiotics are used in human and animal health to fight bacterial diseases. Resistance to antibiotics within bacterial populations can have an effect on the health of all of us, humans and animals. We need to ensure that we are using antibiotics appropriately so that we don't create problems for the future. read more

Low Stress Quiet Weaning of Beef Cattle

October 29th, 2019 calf, wean, weaning, quietwean, beef
| No calf likes to be separated from it’s milk bar when it is used to having a good suck of milk whenever it wants it. I can’t blame them! The cow / calf bond is a strong one and breaking it is ….well breaking it. When calves are removed from the cows there is usually a significant degree of stress and angst caused. Calves will often, at b… read more

Calf Disbudding

June 25th, 2019 calf, disbudding, dehorning, animal welfare
| Cattle with horns pose risks to each other and also to human handlers. The gold standard way of eliminating this risk is via genetic selection and breeding to produce polled cattle; alternatively, calves can be disbudded at a young age. Dehorning (removing horns) older cattle is possible, but certainly not ideal and should not be a routine m… read more

Should I feed raw chicken necks to my dog (or cat)?

February 16th, 2018
Recent reports have shown a correlation between dogs eating raw chicken necks and a very rare paralysis condition called Acute Polyradiculoneuritis. These reports have caused a lot of concern recently. So, should you feed raw chicken necks? Read our response to the reports. read more

A Sore Paw

September 18th, 2016 orthopedic, dog, patient tales
Max had a bad day when he got in the way of some falling firewood! read more

Acupuncture for Tommy

August 25th, 2016 horse, acupuncture
Tommy, a 10 year old pony, received veterinary acupuncture treatment for his sarcoid that was interfering with his tack. Read on to learn more about Tommy, sarcoids and his acupuncture. read more

Veterinary Acupuncture for Arthritis in Cats and Dogs

August 9th, 2016 arthritis, cat, dog, acupuncture
Veterinary acupuncture helps improve the quality of life for many cats and dogs suffering from the painful effects of arthritis. read more

Dental Disease in Cats and Dogs

July 26th, 2016 dental, cat, dog
Foul breath in our beloved dogs or cherished cats is often taken for granted – four legged friends are hardly expected to have sweet smelling mouths! However, the various odours emanating from these mouths are often a sign of dental disease and may have a bigger impact on our pet’s overall health than once believed. read more

Arthritis in Cats and Dogs

July 15th, 2016 arthritis, cat, dog
Many cats and dogs suffer from arthritis during their lifetime. Without management and treatment, arthritis can greatly reduce their quality of life. In this post we look at the signs of arthritis and the variety of tools for reducing its impact to maximise your pet's happiness! read more

Toxic Cattle - Acute Bovine Liver Disease

January 28th, 2016 cattle, disease
How would you feel if you went to check your cattle and found about half of them dead in the paddock? Over Easter weekend, a cattle producer in the high country suddenly lost half of a mob of his cattle! He had put them in a new paddock after weaning their calves and drenching them, only to find 20 of the 40 cows dead three days later. The remainin… read more