Feilding Herald : January 12th 2012
18 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS 4286803AA Pets Space Got an Itch? What a year 2011 was for Feilding SPCA. We opened our Op Shop, we ran a free de-sexing campaign, we returned to owners, rescued and re-homed over 700 animals -- all of which was only possible thanks to your support -- we receive no local council or central government funding -- everything we achieve is through donations, fundraising and your support. There are so many people to thank, but special mention must be made to our two biggest supporters -- Hills Science Diet who generously support each and every SPCA in New Zealand with their quality, complete animal food. Darraghs Mitre 10 in Feilding also support us throughout each year and we are extremely grateful for their help. Of course, no SPCA could operate without a wide range of people behind it -- our volunteers -- at the Op Shop and the Centre, the fosterers, the community who contiually give to the op shop or the local supermarket food bins and the wonderful people that we meet that become the Forever Families to the animals at the Feilding SPCA. Thank you for your support, have a wonderful new year. 4293986AA THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011 Feilding & Districts Quality petcare at affordable rates Y KENNELS & CATTER Phone: 06 323 0685 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.petstay.co.nz The kennels are located at 32 Colyton Road Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 8am-10am & 3pm-6pm Sundays and Public Holidays 3pm-6pm only Closed Christmas Day and New Years day Where your pet would stay ~iftheyhadasay! 4288033AA Book NOW for Puppy Play School Happy New Year This is Mitzy She is a tortoiseshell female lady, adult cat and very smoochy. She loves to curl up on your lap. She's been with us since August, so really would appreciate a New Year in a New Home. HELLO, I'm Clancy -- Great to meet you! I'm a huge ginger boy. You'll know when I'm sitting on your lap. I haven't just over indulged in Christmas pudding -- I've always been a big boy! Come and meet me. I'm Ashley a handsome grey and white adult female. I've been at the SPCA since October. Everyone walks past me to see the cute kittens, so won't you give a young lady a chance for a New Year? Feilding & Districts 4293990AA Did you know we receive no local or central government funding and operate entirely on donations and fundraising to save the lives and speak for those that cannot speak for themselves. Please can you make one of our animal's New Year Wishes come true and offer them a 'Forever Home'? Helen Sheard Skin problems can be one of the most frustrating conditions we see, both for our patients, you as the owners and us as clinicians. What can start as an allergy can get complicated by secondary bacterial infections, yeast infections or skin parasites. Atopic dermatitis can be particularly challenging. This is a complex disease based on a genetic defect that results in the skin not acting as a perfect barrier, and the immune system over-reacting to environmental allergens. Consequently, allergens such as pollens, food proteins, storage mites and dust mites that are inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin result in an allergic reaction. Signs vary from licking or chewing without any obvious skin changes, to redness, scaling, greasiness, odour, raw areas or blisters. Itching and scratching, licking and chewing damage the skin further and allow secondary infections to occur. Labradors, Terriers and German Shepherds seem to be prone to atopic dermatitis (AD). Signs usually start between 6 months and 3 years of age, and initially may be seasonal, but often progress to a year-round itch. For years, the mainstay of allergy treatment has been steroids such as Prednisone. These suppress the immune system to stop the itch, and are very effective at doing so. However long-term use can have side-effects such as lethargy, increased water intake, muscle weakness and liver changes. AD works in layers -- the allergy is the base level of itchiness. Any other cause of skin irritation such as fleas, food allergies, overly long nails, full anal glands, irritant shampoos, or infection steps the level of itch up another notch. Unraveling which potential problem is causing the worst itch at that point in time can be complex - this is why, in 2012, we are offering longer consultation times to cover skin problems. Unfortunately allergies cannot be effectively cured, but with balanced management, these pets can lead a comfortable and happy life! 24 Hr Emergency Service Monday 8am-5pm Tuesday 8am-6pm Wednesday 8am-7pm Thursday 8am-5pm Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-2pm www.totallyvets.co.nz • email: email@example.com 06 06 06 06 063 3 3 3 323 23 23 23 236 6 6 6 616 16 16 16 161 1 1 1 1 3458507AA 3693684aa MONDAY 23rd JANUARY 2012 Manfeild - Feilding Gates Open 6pm - South St & Kawakawa Rd Free onsite parking Disabled access via Rata St (with Mobility Card only) NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED Sideshows from 6pm Hot Rod Rides & Non-stop Entertainment from 7pm Massive Bonfire & Fireworks Display at Dusk Free Buses from Palmerston North leaving Waldegrave St on demand from 6.45pm & return Gate Charges: • ADULTS $10 • CHILDREN $5 (Intermediate & under) • FAMILY $30 (2 Adults & 4 Children) Pre-Purchase Family Pass just $25 from Feilding & Ptalmerston North Information Centres All Proceeds go to Community Projects Proudly Sponsored by: Organised by: Feilding Promotion, Manfeild Trust & Lions Club of Kairanga Phone (06) 323 3318 4299299AA Waste Management Patients benefit from shared info A new system for accessing general practice health records online is being implemented in the MidCentral Dis- trict Health Board region. The shared care record will benefit patients by enabling health profes- sionals secure access to a summary of a patient's up-to-date health infor- mation from their general practice health records. Different health providers need to have access to information about patients. For example, if a patient goes into hospital, the hospital doctors using the shared care record can view that person's medications and health alerts. This new system will provide doctors and nurses with better infor- mation in settings where patients haven't expected to present, such as at an after hours clinic, at general practices other than the one they are enrolled with and in the hospital emergency department. The shared care record allows health providers to access a summary record of patient information through a secure web-browser connection. Audit trails are kept of all times a record is accessed, and only authorised clinical staff can access the system. The system is being implemented across the MidCentral District Health Board region duringthe next three months. This follows a successful launch of the project in Wairarapa earlier this year. A few practices will join the online system later due to system compati- bility issues. If patients do not want their health information shared in this way they can choose to opt out of the system by telling their general practice, writing to a freepost address or by ringing a freephone number (0800 SCR MMH or 0800 727 664). Patients can find out if their practice is participating in the project by ringing the freephone num- ber, or contacting their practice. Model T cars on tour The Model T Ford Club Of New Zea- land is holding its 19th Annual National Rally in Feilding from Janu- ary 27 to 30. More than 60 Model T cars and drivers from New Zealand and over- seas will tour the Rangitikei area dur- ing the four days. The cars range in age from early 1900s to late 1920s. Rangitikei Model T Club members have plotted rally routes covering the Rangitikei countryside, starting each morning between 8.30am and 9am in Manchester Square, Feilding. Spectators are welcome to view the cars before the start of the rallies. Club members are looking forward to visiting and travelling throughout the scenic Rangitikei area, with its his- torical past being of particular interest. For more information please contact Faye Douglas on 07 829 5799 or 027 446 0621.
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