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Science is always evolving, so our veterinarians are passionate about continuing their learning to keep up to date with the latest in the veterinary world. This means we have a plethora of animal health articles written by our vets, available right here to assist you with your farming business or pet care.

Find out everything specific to your animal, whether they’re your hobby or your livelihood.

Whether you’re a first time pet owner looking for the basics or a seasoned fur parent looking for some inspiration, we have everything covered from nutrition, vaccinations and grooming, to common health issues, behaviour and general wellbeing.

Transition Time

Transition Time Traditionally the period from three to four weeks before calving through to three to four weeks following calving

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Rat bait poisoning

Beware when you put out the rat bait to get rid of those pesky vermin. Most rat baits have a characteristic green dye, but dogs and cats have poor colour vision and may mistake it for a change of food or a little treat.

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Does your pet have bad breath?

Bad breath is one of the early signs your pet may have dental disease. As veterinarians, we are concerned about dental care for many reasons. Not only can dental disease cause your pet discomfort, the high levels of bacteria in a diseased mouth can periodically be released into the blood stream, potentially affecting heart, kidney and liver.

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What’s parvo

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection which causes depression and a sudden onset of profuse smelly bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and fever.

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Toilet training made easy

The success of toilet training your puppy is dependent on a number of important factors – whether your puppy is indoors, whether you are at home to monitor them and whether you are being consistent with the training.

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Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a complex disease primarily involving genetic conformation of the hip joint. Growth rate, especially in the first 60 days of life, and the mineral composition of the diet fed during puppyhood also play a large role.

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Bloat (GVD) in dogs

Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), is a potentially fatal condition in dogs, where the stomach twists and becomes engorged with air and froth. GDVs are most common in large, deep-chested dogs, such as Huntaway dogs, Dobermans, Rottweilers and Boxers. GDVs are emergencies.

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