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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Worms worms worms!!!
11 Dec 2018

Sustainable worm management is a consistent message the sheep and beef industry has been emphasizing for some time.

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Pesky Flies
06 Dec 2018

What a year we had last year! We are all hoping that there will not be a repeat of the high level of fly strike in our stock.

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Cobalt/B12 in lambs
06 Dec 2018

We all understand the importance of B12 for optimal growth and performance of our fattening and replacement lambs.

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