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Livestock & Pets : Other species

The articles below cover a number of topics about farming livestock not covered in our other sections. There are more articles in The Basics section too. If you're looking for something in particular then use the search box above. If not, then browse the article titles and see what there is to help you.  If you can't find an answer here then why not ask in our discussion forums? One of the very friendly and helpful members is sure to be able to help you.

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zoonoses hedgehog reptile birdZoonoses can be acquired from species other than domestic mammals and in this, the last article in our series, we discuss a few of the most common of these including zoonoses from hedgehogs, birds and reptiles.

dogFor many of us our dogs are our best friends, but we all know the potential for any dog to bite and cause nasty injury. Too many children are being bitten by dogs and lifestyle block dogs are just as likely to be the culprits as any other. Sometimes it's the dog's fault, but other times the owner of the dog or the person bitten is mainly to blame.

dog and cat zoonosesFor many of us, our dogs and cats are important members of the family and they enhance our quality of life.  However as well as all the benefits of pet ownership, there are a few health risks.  This article describes a few of the diseases you could catch from your dog or cat.

Did you know that as a cat owner, you are legally obliged to take proper care of your cat? New Zealand has both a law (the Animal Welfare Act) and complementary standards (in the Code of Welfare for Companion Cats) that set out our obligations.

dogIt's two years since the Animal Welfare Code of Welfare for Dogs was released, and I wonder how many of you are aware of it and its requirements of you as a dog owner? Its requirements (standards) have significant legal 'clout'. Most of us are responsible dog owners and we already meet all the requirements of the Code.

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