May 12, 2020

Hi there

With the country moving into Alert Level 2 from this Thursday 14 May, what does this mean for the Farm Vets team?

It means we'll be "back to usual business hours" but still following the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health regarding good hygiene pr...

March 26, 2020

Hi all

We hope you’re all staying safe and well at home following our first week of Alert Level 4.

With clients staying home, we felt it was only right to help protect our staff further by limiting the time they are in the clinic.

We've decided to reduce our clinic hours...

March 24, 2020

Kia ora everyone

Firstly, sorry about the delay in getting this information to you. We have been waiting on the NZ Vet Association and NZ Vet Council to provide guidance to us, after consultation with Government. We held a staff meeting yesterday and are now able to pro...

October 14, 2019

We are proud to be the only stockist of Hygain Horse feeds and supplements to Gisborne, Wairoa and the wider region!

Why stock a horse feed?

We believe in a holistic approach to animal health at Farm Vets and the cornerstone of any farm performance is what and how much y...

November 29, 2016

Tactically and economically blowfly strike is best approached at docking using a proactive attitude, within which product choice and application play crucial roles. A proactive approach will mitigate the negative economic impact that may arise from waiting until flystr...

November 15, 2016

The management of bulls has a large impact on herd reproduction. Bulls with low fertility decrease conception rates, which leads to low pregnancy rates, increased calving spans, reduced throughput of weaners and animals meeting market specifications, and consequently r...

October 20, 2016

Every docking season, an on-farm management decision is made around whether ram lambs are left entire, to castrate (wether) or push the testes back into the body cavity (crypto). Lots of research has been done on this topic, yet there is still plenty of debate as to wh...

October 7, 2016

We have seen an early onset of bloat in cattle this year. After the mild winter, pasture has an abundance of legumes (clover) at the moment and once the rain stops and sun comes out, the clover is going to grow at even faster rates.

Bloat is the over-distention of the...

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