Lifestyle block animals
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Keeping your goats healthy
Healthy goats have good appetites, glossy coats, clear, bright eyes, and are interested in everything around them.
Beat the heat – Keeping pets safe during the hot summer months
During the hot summer months, it is important to remember that this season can present some challenges and problems to your animals. Here are our tips on helping your pet stay happy, healthy and cool during summer.
How to care for pigs
Whether you are looking to welcome a new pig into the family, or are just interested in our smart farmyard friends, we have put together a guide on what pigs need to be happy, healthy beings.
Desexing your companion animals saves lives
Every year, thousands of companion animals are euthanised across New Zealand because there are simply not enough homes for the huge numbers of animals bred around the country.
Advantages of desexing your companion animal
There are lots of advantages to desexing your pets, apart from preventing the birth of unwanted animals.
Common questions about desexing your companion animal
There are lots of advantages to desexing your pets - here we answer some of the most common questions about desexing and dispel some of the myths around getting your pet spayed or neutered.
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus and Rabbit Vaccination in New Zealand
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, also known as Rabbit Calicivirus Disease, is caused by Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious, usually fatal disease that can affect all domestic and wild rabbits.
Goats are herbivores, but they differ from sheep and cattle that only eat grasses, as goat are browsers.
Handling goats and goat behaviour
It is best to get your goat used to being handled from a young age, so that future visits from the veterinarian or other human contact is not stressful.
Shade and shelter for farmed and lifestyle block animals
All animals should live in an appropriate environment. The conditions and surroundings given to an animal contribute to its overall well-being, both behavioural and physiological.