Pigs

OUR APPROACH

Our kind of work.  We’re like pigs in…..when it comes to pig health

We like nothing more than getting covered in mud and looking after pigs.  And it’s important work too, as pigs can carry diseases called Zoonoses.  These are nasties that can spread from pigs to humans...with potentially fatal consequences. 

Leptospirosis is one such zoonotic disease.  Symptoms can range from mild flu to multiple organ failure, even death.  Another is Erysipelas rhusiopathiae or ‘Diamond Skin Disease’, a rather horrible nasty that causes infections on human skin. 

If your pigs need attention because they aren't well or you would like to talk about keeping them well, please get in touch.  We offer a number of other services for pigs, such as putting rings in their noses (using anaesthetic) vaccinations, nutritional supplements, wormers etc...you name it and we can help.

Innovation & research

A never ending quest for improvement and advancement

Researching animal welfare and pathology is a passion we share, with our work being used by industry bodies such as Dairy NZ, the Sustainable Farming Fund and Beef & Lamb.

find out more
THE BENEFITS

Why VetSouth is a great choice

We're locals


We’ve been in the lower South Island for decades. It’s where we’re from and where we raise our families

Read more about us

Wide network


We’re plugged into the Veterinary world and our team can call on expertise from all over the world, then deliver it locally.

View the research

Handy clinics


We’re close to you for consults, supplements, supplies...whatever you need. Pop on in or organise a supply drop off to your farm.

FURTHER READING

Latest news

Article
Too many wet-dry ewes?
15 Oct 2018

Ewes that are scanned in lamb, then don’t give you a lamb can be so frustrating.

Read more
Article
Making Informed Decisions
05 Oct 2018

They say cash is king, but unfortunately for the last few years the king has left the building.  While cost cutting has been an indu

Read more
Article
Artificial Insemination in Mares
03 Oct 2018

Artificial insemination (or AI) is becoming more common in the equine breeding industry.

Read more