Home' Central Canterbury News : August 14th 2013 Contents 4 CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 14, 2013
for more locations near you
DUNSANDEL 03 325 4155
03 325 1006
FREE NAIL CLIPS*
For cats and dogs during August/
September 2013 only
Please mention this ad when booking your pet in.
Normal fees apply to all additional ser vices or procedures.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
COME AND BROWSE!
SOUTH OF ROLLESTON! 2239 MAIN SOUTH ROAD,
BURNHAM | P: 03 347 6190
ROTADAIRON® buries stones and
vegetation leaving a blended soil
surface for laying of lawns or turf
• Post holes 200, 300, 400 &
600mm wide up to 1.5m deep
• Trencher 150mm cut up to
• Blade has endless uses
• Rotary Hoe 1200mm wide
Mobile: 021 347 616, After hours: 03 329 5808
easy to fix
By JESS McDOWELL, BVSC
Conjunctivitis is one of the most commonly
occurring eye problems in our pets. Sometimes
called ''pinkeye'', it is inflammation of the tissues
on the inside of the eyelids and around the
white part of the eye.
If your pet is showing any of the following
signs, they may have conjunctivitis:
Weeping from the eyes (watery fluid, mucous
Reddened eyes, sometimes bloodshot looking.
Swelling of the conjunctiva or eyelids.
Rubbing/pawing at the eyes.
Holding an eye shut or squinting.
There are many causes of conjunctivitis, some
of which may be infectious to other pets. In cats,
it is commonly caused by the FHV-1 feline
herpes virus, which is one of the viruses
responsible for cat flu/snuffles. Other causes
include damage to the eye (eg from a stick
hitting the eye or cat scratch), irritants in the air,
''dry eye'' (a condition in which the eye does not
produce enough tears), and conjunctivitis
secondary to other illnesses in an animal that is
Conjunctivitis is very uncomfortable for your
pet, but in most cases, it is easily treatable with
eye drops or creams. In some cases, your pet
may also need an oral antibiotic to get on top
of the infection.
Your vet will also be able to tell you if it is just
conjunctivitis or if there is something more
serious going on, such as an ulcer on the cornea
(clear covering of the eyeball) or inflammation
present inside the eye itself.
Your vet may want to do a couple of quick
tests. One of these involves putting a green dye
in the eye and is used to highlight any ulcers.
Severe ulcers or inflammation inside the eyeball
can be harder to treat and may leave permanent
damage or vision loss if they are left untreated.
If you think your pet has an eye problem, it is
best to give your friendly Vetlife clinic a call
sooner rather than later.
Finalist credits shearers
of the Lions
to be held at
By ANNA PRICE
LINCOLN HIGH School
student Hamish Pullin needs
no persuasion to get out there
into the wild open spaces with
mates on a paintball sortie --
blasting away at each other''.
However, it's trucking
around the region in shearing
crews to which he credits his
place in the finals of the pres-
tigious Lions Clubs Young
The personable 17-year-old
Rolleston all-rounder will take
white Christmas in the United
States and Canada -- in the
finals at Auckland University
Hamish, a member of the
school council and head of its
international relations coun-
cil, said his experience in the
shearing industry had opened
I've got to meet and inter-
act with a wide range of peo-
ple of all ages, from different
cultural and socio-economic
backgrounds, and just having
casual conversations with
them has really given me my
confidence to speak.''
Word of the Lions speech
competition came through the
I thought, Hey, that's a bit
of a laugh. I'll do that'. We
were doing school speeches at
He was also encouraged by
the response to his speeches.
I've always really enjoyed
speaking as well,'' he said.
He is sponsored by the
Lions Club of Selwyn.
Hamish was a competitive
swimmer before the earthqua-
kes. Now, at weekends and
term breaks, he is out shear-
ing. He also enjoys gaming
(Xbox), croquet and pool, as
well as paintball.
He intends to pursue a
career in chemical processing
and will embark on an engin-
eering degree to that end, at
the University of Canterbury
next year. He is hooked on the
possibilities -- among other
things -- of turning dirty water
into clean drinkable water for
the benefit of the many.
The Lions' annual event has
been held for more than 40
years and is sponsored by
First prize is a trip to the
United States and Canada
during the Christmas/New
Second prize is a trip to
Australia, and third is a place
at an international youth
camp at Lake Okataina in the
North Island, near Rotorua.
Contest organiser Kerry
Beach, of Hamilton, said he
was amazed at the talent.
Each year, you think they
can't get any better, but they
do. That's why we need to
have strict judging criteria.''
Judges will consider voice
and grammar, speech struc-
ture, development, and speech
value and effectiveness.
Tournament 'awesome experience'
TEAM: Burnham's year five and six netball team was
all smiles after a strong start to the tournament in the
RUGBY HERO: The year five and six rugby
team caught up with Canterbury ITM Cup
star Nasi Manu at the tournament.
BURNHAM SCHOOL had
four teams contest the Lincoln
zone winter sports tourna-
ments last week, with a mixed
bag of results -- some great
wins and close losses in rugby
The children were focused
on more than just their on-
Ko te ahua tika is the
school's motto -- which trans-
lates as playing with the right
attitude and doing your best.
For many of the children, it
was their first time playing at
a tournament and they found
it an awesome experience.
Links Archive August 7th 2013 August 21st 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page