24 Sep 2010

Treatment of animals very difficult in storms - vet

12:01 pm on 24 September 2010

A Southland veterinarian says conditions there mean that treating animals affected by the storms is extremely difficult.

Justin Muschamp says farmers have limited resources so they are concentrating on their healthy stock.

In many cases, he says, the best course of action is to euthanise the ill animals.

Mr Muschamp says the situation is an absolute tragedy for some farmers in the region.