Farm Services

 As well as excellent animal health care, the veterinarians at VetEnt can assist farmers in a number of ways.

Animal Health Plans

To be successful, every business involving people needs to have a tool box of skills in organisation to ensure things get done on time without any hassle. If you want a system that plans out the entire animal health programme for your farm and it automatically reminds you of jobs to do well before they are due, you need to know more about the VetEnt Animal Health Plan.. (more information)

 

 
 
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§  Vaccination. Working dogs should be vaccinated annually. There are still enough unvaccinated dogs in our area which means we see cases of Parvo and Lepto every year.  These diseases are expensive to treat, painful and more often than not, fatal. Prevention is cheaper than cure.  With your commitment we can do our best to maintain low incidence of these diseases around our district.

§  Flea: We all know what it feels like to face a big day after a disturbed sleep.  Flea control prevents scratching in the kennel at night and leaves your dog fresher and less distracted for a productive day’s work.  The key to flea control is using a product that kills fleas quickly and has persistent activity. 95% of fleas survive in the environment, so regular treatment keeps unwanted hitch hikers at bay.

§  Nutrition: To obtain optimal performance during summer periods of high workload, farm dogs require a nutrient-dense food with a high amount of calories per bite.  The feed needs to be high in animal protein (at least 30%) and high in animal fat (at least 20%). Provision of these food groups not only provides the calories they need but includes L-Carnitine that enhances the efficiency of fat metabolism, lowering the heat production of the body. This allows a dog to “run cooler” when performing heavy work,  have up to 50% more energy, and  recover quickly, allowing continued high performance from your team day after day. Refer chart attached for a comparison of leading dog foods.

§  Text Box: Worming:  Round worms are out of site, out of mind - but they have significant impact on the health of your working dogs. Some of these worms can be passed onto humans - children being the most susceptible. Your dogs may not necessarily display obvious signs of worm infestation (poor weight, scours, general malaise) so a proactive approach is best with an effective worming product every three months. Sheep Measles is the most significant tapeworm in New Zealand. There is no need to discuss the financial impact this disease could have on your farm with the price of lambs at present. It’s just not worth mucking around with. Monthly dosing with a tapeworm tablet will ensure control is established.

We’ve used our buying power as the largest vet group in the country to negotiate some good savings on this drive to improve the health of working dogs this summer. For more information see our brochure overleaf.

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