Ph: 06 368 2891
Welcome to Levin & Horowhenua Vets
Monday to Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm
9.00am - 3.00pm
Urgent Appointments Only 10.00am - 2.00pm
Small Animal After-hours Emergencies
0800 73 83 63
Large Animal After-hours Emergencies
027 44 44 33 2
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At Levin & Horowhenua Vets we aim to give you and your animal the BEST standard of care.We are a BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic. This means that our clinic has met standards defined by the BESTPRACTICE® committee of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. It is our mission to provide exceptional care and service to all of our clients and patients, with a focus on ethical treatment, education and environmental concern.
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...Old Age is Not a DiseaseWith the lifespan of our companion animals being considerably shorter than our own, we inevitably see them develop from a puppy/kitten, through the juvenile stages, into adulthood and beyond into their senior years and eventually passing over the rainbow bridge. We commonly hear from owners of senior pets that they are slowing down with increasing age. However, we must remember, old age in itself is not a disease and many older animals can continue to lead a happy and healthy life.
Animal Welfare Matters
Check you’re doing it rightOn 1 October this year new animal welfare regulations came into effect. Whether you’re a commercial farmer or live on a lifestyle block, own a pet or run a petting zoo, transport livestock or ride horses; if you’re responsible for an animal – these regulations could apply to you. Check out the information here – www.mpi.govt.nz/animalregs These changes build on what was already required and also set some new rules. Regulations make it easier for MPI and the SPCA to take action against animal mistreatment. New penalties such as fines will be issued for certain actions. We will continue to prosecute the worst offenders under the Animal Welfare Act. We’re making life better for animals, and you can help others get it right too. • Check! Are you doing it right? Encourage others to check too - www.mpi.govt.nz/animalregs • Ask! Email us your questions - firstname.lastname@example.org • Tell! Call us about an animal welfare issue - 0800 00 83 33
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Facial Eczema Spore Counts
Spore counts have decreased at all sites with the exception of Ohau, Manakau and Te Horo. We are still expecting these spore counts to decline over the next couple weeks as the soil temperatures drop with the colder overnight temperatures. It is important to remember however, that we are not out of the danger zone yet. Chronic exposure of spores can still cause facial eczema even at low levels. We would like to see a couple of weeks of consecutively low counts before advising that we are out of the risk period. We have seen some really bad caeseWe are advising everyone to maintain high levels of zinc in the water troughs in all areas. For animals that you have bolused, keep an eye on the dates that they will need to be re-bolused. (Individual spore counts on your property can help with this decision to re-bolus). All alpaca and llamas should stay on zinc pellets. If you do think that you have any affected animals with facial eczema please call us. There are supportive treatment options, including Manderson's mix and zinc cream for animals with clinical signs. We will be doing more spore counts mid next week. Spore counts can be carried out on your property by request - give us a call today.
Feeling down on the farm?
If a disaster happened today... Pets are an important member of the household for many families. In a disaster they will also be affected. How well your pets cope with a disaster event such as a flood, volcanic eruption or destructive earthquake depends on the actions you take now to plan for them. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. If you must evacuate, take your pets with you if possible. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets. Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself. Develop a buddy system with neighbours, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer. See http://www.getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready/pets-and-livestock/ for more information or click on the pictures for ideas for your cat or dog evacuation kit!