We’ve all heard about the M. bovis outbreak that has been affecting dairy farms in South Canterbury and North Otago.
New AWA Regulations make it easier for offenders of lower grade infringement offences to be fined without the need for prosecutions.
Recently announced Animal Welfare Regulations highlight certain management standards that are expected of animal owners and make them more readily and quickly enforceable.
We all know of fat cresty-necked ponies and horses that are prone to laminitis (tender feet or founder).
Foot scald and footrot become much more common during prolonged spells of wet weather and they are not easy to deal with.
Mud fever (greasy heel) and rain scald also known as dermatophilosis are all too common in horses in New Zealand.
When you shear a sheep or a goat, you remove its weather-proofing. After all, a fleece is warm when it's cold, it prevents sunburn on clear sunny days and it's windproof and water-proof. So shearing leaves sheep and goats very vulnerable to the elements. Here's some advice on how to keep your stock happy after shearing.