Monthly Archives: September 2018

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World Rabies Day 2018: Share the message. Save a life.

By |2018-09-28T10:25:31+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Dog Care, Petcare|Tags: |

Today, September 28th, is World Rabies Day: a day that focuses on increasing awareness and decreasing disease in countries where rabies occurs. While we don’t have rabies in Australia, it is present in many countries in Africa and Southeast Asia that we travel to, such as Bali and Thailand (see map below). Rabies is a

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Grand Final Public Holiday

By |2018-09-27T08:34:11+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, Petcare|Tags: |

  The Vet Group's clinics will be closed this Friday due to the Grand Final Public Holiday. For any emergencies please phone 5561 6911 for companion animals or 1300 838 700 for production animals. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday 29th of September. Wollaston  Friday 28th September CLOSED Saturday 29th September 9am-4pm Allansford Friday

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CalfWise Workshop 17 & 19 October

By |2018-09-13T14:07:24+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services|Tags: , |

The Vet Group's CalfWise Workshops present the latest, topical information on calf rearing, relevant to our district.  Our CalfWise team focuses on practical advice to help you achieve healthier calves. The workshop is run over two days and participants come away with: A thorough understanding of the biology of calf immunity and infection Key points

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The Vet Group disbudding service – what’s involved?

By |2018-09-13T17:02:09+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services|Tags: , , |

Disbudding is an important procedure for the wellbeing, health and productivity of your valuable calves. The Vet Group’s disbudding service aims to provide a professional and consistent package that includes sedation, long-acting anti-inflammatory pain relief and local anaesthesia prior to hot iron cautery. Our disbudding team also checks for hernias, removes extra teats and treats

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Snake bite awareness

By |2018-09-11T14:11:00+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Petcare|

When animals (terrier dogs in particular) are found with the snake, the need to call the vet is obvious. However, sometimes your pet may have encountered a snake out of your sight such as when they’re exploring in long grass. Last week the clinic saw the first snake bite of the season, so we thought

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International Literacy Day 8th September

By |2018-09-07T08:36:30+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, Petcare|

This weekend, on September 8th, it’s International Literacy Day! And so, we wanted to share a few of our team’s favourite farm/cow/vet-themed books. What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson details how criminal masterminds are foiled in their plot to steal the ‘fine prize cow’. Millie Moo by Roger Priddy is a silly, fun story

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Lungworm Risk

By |2018-09-04T14:30:32+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , |

We have recently diagnosed lungworm in a number of youngstock in the district and thought it would be good time to write about this disease. Lungworm, caused by the round worm Dictyocaulus viviparus, can present as coughing, loss of body condition, increased respiratory rate and in worst case death. Outbreaks generally occur in heifers less

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