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Spore counts – FE is a welfare concern

February 19, 2016

Spore count results for grass samples brought into the clinic for testing this week are as follows:

  • Hinuera East – 45,000 (high) on 18.2.2016
  • Hinuera West – 130,000 (high) on 18.2.2016
  • Matamata – 240,000 (high) on 18.2.2016
  • Peria – 220,000 (high) on 15.2.2016
  • Te Poi – 30,000 (moderate) on 16.2.2016
  • Tirau – 30,000 and 35,000 (moderate) on 18.2.2016


Our counts are showing a continuing upward trend. Facial Eczema is a welfare concern. All animals need to be getting preventative treatment at full rates now.


Remember to see us first for competitive prices on all your zinc requirements this season…

  • Face-Guard zinc boluses
  • Zinc Sulphate for water treatment
  • Solutrace FE-Organic Minerals + Zinc in one easy formula – both drenching and water treatment available

Purchase Face-Guard zinc boluses from Matamata Vets this season and go in the draw to win a $500 gift voucher from Hunting & Fishing New Zealand. See in-store for details.