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Livestock Care

UPDATE - This event has reached capacity and we are no longer able to accept further bookings. However, if you are interested in finding out more about the outcomes of the evening please contact Di Bethall - 027 889 9102 Calling all key decision makers on properties where cattle are coming and going over the winter months. This workshop will give you the opportunity to discus ...

With incredibly hot temperatures expected over the next few days it is crucial that we check regularly on our animals and in particular our dogs. We had a patient in last week affected by heat stroke. Here is some advice on how to manage dogs in the heat and what to do if signs of heat stroke are seen: Access to water that dogs can get in to cool off in regularly is es ...

What do you all do from here? Are my grazed out calves safe? Can I buy in cows? Should I stop buying bulls for mating? Can I test my R2 heifers when they come home? So many questions and uncertainty! Below are some review comments from the Ashburton meeting; - To date 65,000 tests have been done, 400 trace properties tested, 7 infected herds already culled.- Plan ...

North Canterbury Vet Clinics in conjunction with Beef and Lamb New Zealand are running workshops in your area over February and March. These free sessions will give you the skills you need to understand the importance of flock nutrition and feed requirements on your farm, as well as how to successfully body condition score your own flock. Places on the workshop are limited, so ...

You may be tired of hearing about Mycoplasma Bovis, however it is crucial that we are all aware of how we can help to reduce the spread of it. New Zealand was one of the last countries free of this disease, until now. If you have ANY concerns ring the MPI hotline – 0800 00 83 33 or call the Vet clinic.  Important things to remember: >   Keep your Stock identificatio ...

As part of our Winter - Spring Stock Care series, we've compiled this extensive list of do's and don'ts to consider when transporting pregnant Ewes. Download the printable PDF version to keep on hand when on the road. Do's Do precondition stock for transport by adding good quality hay or balage to their daily diet for at least two weeks prior to transport.  Do add magnesiu ...

As part of our Winter - Spring Stock Care series, we've compiled this handy pocket sized checkist for transporting pregnant Ewes. Download the printable PDF version to keep on hand when on the road. >1 month prior to movement Organise transport date with Transport Company Organise departure date with grazierOrganise magnesium supplementation logistics Organise hay/bala ...

While all lambs are at risk special attention should be paid to: Lambs from ewes in poor condition Lambs from very old and very young ewes  Twins and especially triplets  Very small lambs  Lambs which are limp  To prevent hypothermia developing you may have to provide extra shelter and nourishment for these lambs. Times of High Risk Birth to five hours: The wet newb ...

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.