Lifestyle Animal Vet Services

Your local vet, here to help

Anexa Vet Services is here to help provide information and vet assistance to help you better understand and care for your animals.

We offer a wide range of services to small block holders from treating your sick pets, vaccinating, disbudding / dehorning and hoof trimming through to vet assured milk replacers, calf meals, drenches, calf leads, bottles and much more with the extra bonus of advise and guidance.

Our Lifestyle Animal Vet Services Include:

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Reliable Animal health care advice

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Vet Property Assessment Consult

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Personalised Animal Health Plans

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24/7 emergency Vet care

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Technician services - Hoof Trimming, Calf Disbudding, Milk Sampling, Dry Cow and Teatsealing Application, Weighing, Spore Count Monitoring, Drenching

News and Advice

Lamb Post-mortems 

Lamb Post-mortems 

Lamb loss is a major source of wastage in the NZ sheep industry. About 17% of lambs (foetuses) present at scanning don’t make it to docking (average). The majority of these are lost in the perinatal period (around birth). The main drivers of lamb losses under our...

Caring for your Ag Day Lamb or Kid Goat

Caring for your Ag Day Lamb or Kid Goat

Lambs And Kids Most of the lambs and kids that become available for Calf Club are orphans. Usually the farmer will nurse them through the first few days and then they can be passed over to you. Make sure the animal is healthy with no diarrhoea and has been fed...

Caring for your Ag Day Calf

Caring for your Ag Day Calf

Feeding For the first three or four days of its life, your calf should drink colostrum. Right from the start, your calf will need feeding twice a day – in the morning before school and in the afternoon after school. If you live on a dairy farm you can of course get...

Calving or lambing?

Calving or lambing?

At this point in the season most people will have, or be close to having, calves and lambs frolicking around their paddocks. Most of the time it is a nice stress-free surprise to have a calf or lamb magically appear in the paddock overnight, with a happy, healthy mum...

Cancer Eye

Cancer Eye

What is cancer eye? This is a malignant growth involving all or part of the eye, eyeball or surrounding tissues. If we look at it under the microscope (histopathology), then it is usually a squamous cell carcinoma, so an out of control growth of the keratin forming...

Facial eczema – what is your prevention plan?

Facial eczema – what is your prevention plan?

As the weather warms up and we start to plan for summer, we need to start to plan for facial eczema season too. Facial eczema is a condition caused by a fungus growing in the dead litter at the base of pasture in warm, humid weather. The spores of this fungus produce...

What is Facial Eczema?

What is Facial Eczema?

Facial Eczema (FE) is caused by fungal spores in the pasture which produce a toxin that damages the liver. The danger period is usually between January and May, depending on weather conditions. Weather conditions that promote fungal growth are warmth with a night time...

Prevent facial eczema with zinc

Prevent facial eczema with zinc

Late summer is when we see animals with facial eczema. This is due to a fungus that grows in pasture at this time of year and causes liver damage. The greatest risk period is from February to May. Symptoms vary depending on the amount of spores ingested. The following...

How Prepared are you for a Hot & Dry Summer?

How Prepared are you for a Hot & Dry Summer?

When keeping animals, whether as pets or for production purposes, there are five non-negotiable rules that need to be followed at all times, in order to ensure animal welfare is upheld. 1. Freedom from hunger or thirst Animals should always have access to fresh...

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