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Pigs

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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Reducing antimicrobial use with VetSouth
23 Jan 2020

Responsible antimicrobial use is not always straight forward and requires enhanced communication between farmers and vets as well as

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Calf rearing debrief
14 Jan 2020

At our ‘Wean Soirée’ events in Gore and Winton, some of our local calf rearers shared some of their challenges and key learnings.

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Stock die due to copper toxicity
07 Jan 2020

As we all know, copper is an extremely important trace element that has a large effect on many different parts of the dairy cow.

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