Cock and Bull Stories: Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets

Author(s): Peter Anderson & Peter Jerram

New Zealand Non Fiction

Humorous heartland stories from two New Zealand country vets. Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram have rounded up a selection of highly entertaining yarns about the animals, and owners, they've come across during their more than thirty years in practice together. Among these hard case and humorous tales are stories of a narrowly escaped attack from a lame bull, a tough pig hunter who fainted at the sight of a syringe, a young green vet confronted by a bull with a prolapsed prepuce, and chasing clients reluctant to cough up. These two Marlborough vets treat both large and small animals and Peter Anderson is known locally as the flying vet, visiting clients in the back country of Marlborough and North Canterbury. These glimpses into the reality of a rural vet's life are essential reading for animal lovers or anyone interested in stories from the heartland of New Zealand.


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Peter Jerram has recently retired, and now grows figs and is a Marlborough District Councillor. He served on the Vet Council of New Zealand for three years. Peter is the co-author of I Am a Working Dog, reissued by Longacre in 2009.

When not in the air, Peter Anderson can be found at the Vet Centre in Blenheim. He has worked with all kinds of farm animals and horses, and has a passion for sheep and beef cattle production systems. He is now principally involved in advisory work, including Sheep for Profit.

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  • : 9781869795191
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : 0.38
  • : June 2011
  • : 230mm x 152mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : July 2011
  • : books

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  • : Peter Anderson & Peter Jerram
  • : 287
  • : 636.089092293
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrations