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ANIMAL HEALTH PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

Our experienced large animal team can formulate a LIFESTYLE FARM ANIMAL HEALTH PLAN that
caters to your individual animals. This service supports the veterinary services we currently offer.

SHEEP

• Tailing: Rubber ring application to tail and fly protection applied. Pain relief can be administered
• Lamb vaccine: Given at tailing time to protect against tetanus and pulpy kidney
• Vaccination of adult sheep & hoggets: Vaccinate with an Ultravac 5 in 1 to protect from pulpy
   kidney, tetanus, black disease, malignant oedema, black leg. A programme of 2 injections
   4-6 weeks apart, on an annual basis
• Dagging: Removal of dags and clearing up around the sheeps rear-end to prevent fly strike
• Hoof parring: Trimming up of sheep feet and treatment for scald and footrot if required
• Lice and fly protection: Lice - Applying a pour-on to kill lice that cause itching and wool loss
   and give them protection from reinfection. Fly - Applying a spray-on to prevent flystrike and
   stop maggot infestations
• Ewe vaccination: Before ram goes out - Ewes can be vaccinated for two types of abortions,
  Toxo and Campy, and a 5 in 1 programme put in place. Iodine supplementation injectable or
   oral can be given with selenium to help with fertility
• Blood collection: For testing ‘poor doers’ in lambs and sheep
• Faecal egg counts: Collection and inhouse counting to give indication of parasite burden

CATTLE

• Calf debudding: Buds are the start of what will grow into a horn, debudding is the procedure
   to humanely remove them. At this time we can also check for navel infections, ear infections
   remove extra teats
• Calf vaccination: A vaccine programme of 2 injections (sensitiser/booster) of either
   Ultravac 5 in 1 or Covexin 10, covering clostridial diseases. Lepto vaccination is also
   recommended to give you protection from contracting leptospirosis (which can be transmitted
   to humans)
• Drenching: Calves can be drenched with oral drench to control internal parasites or a pour-on
   applied to control both internal and external parasites
• Blood testing: To screen for mineral levels and diseases. Minerals can be given as injections
   or oral to enhance the growth (copper/selinium) to prevent deficiencies. Boluses minerals
   administered safely
• Faecal egg counts: Collection and inhouse counting to give indication of parasite burden
• Ear tagging: Apply primary tags and NAIT button tags
• Ear notching: For BVD disease and DNA testing
• Artificial insemination
• Advice: For stock movement and TB testing

ALPACAS

• Faecal egg counts: Collection and inhouse counting to give indication of parasite burden
• Hoof parring: Trimming up feet
• Drenching: Tailored to suit individual animals

PIG

• Drenching: Tailored to suit individual animals
• Vaccination: For leptospirosis and erysipelas
• Nose ringing

POULTRY

• Drenching: Tailored to suit individual animals
• Spur clipping on roosters
• External parasite control for mites

GOATS

• Faecal egg counts: Collection and inhouse counting to give indication of parasite burden
• Hoof parring: Trimming up feet
• Drenching: Tailored to suit individual animals
• Vaccination

 

A centre of veterinary excellence for North Canterbury.
 

24hr/7day emergency care available by phoning 03 313 7438