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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.
Ask a vetWhat shelter do cows and other farm animals need?I was driving from Oamaru to Timaru the other day and saw heaps of cows in paddocks standing under the hot sun with no trees or shade. Is there no requirement to provide shelter for cows and other animals?
Debunking rooster myths
Across New Zealand, roosters often find themselves stigmatised for their distinct crow and overlooked in favour of their egg-producing female counterparts, hens.
How to care for sheep
Before you decide to get sheep, it is important to carefully consider whether you have the time, resources, knowledge, as well as the right environment to care for them properly.
Below are some important considerations you should think about before getting sheep.
Animals for Food
SPCA aims o work collaboratively with industry and Government to achieve high welfare standards for farmed animals reared for food in New Zealand.
SPCA supports the minimisation of disease risk through breeding farmed animals for natural immunity and keeping animals in high welfare conditions that promote their immunity.
Beak Tipping / Trimming
SPCA advocates for an end to the beak trimming and tipping of poultry.
Bobby / Young Calves from the Dairy Industry
SPCA advocates that all calves are reared with their mothers on pasture and in stable, long-term social groups.
SPCA advocates for breeding practices that protect the welfare of breeding animals and offspring.
Castration and Shortening of the Scrotum
SPCA opposes the castration of any farmed animal who is destined to be killed before reaching the age of sexual maturity.