Larkmead News

Fireworks Season - The Human Affect

It’s that time of year when some of us animal-loving owners worry about the fireworks season and how it affects our noise-sensitive pets. We are unable to go out to enjoy the sights due to the...

Meningitis – more than a Streptococcal Infection

Autumn and winter is the time of year we tend to see more meningitis cases on our pig farms. This is not specifically because the temperature drops, but due to the fact that the pigs are under...

Looking After Your Pets Teeth

It’s all too easy to neglect even our own dental health until something goes wrong, so it’s no surprise that poor dental health in our pets is something often not identified until it is bad enough...

Pet Smile Competition 2017

*** NOW CLOSED *** September is Dental Month at Larkmead and to celebrate we're running a Pet Smile Competition - 'cause who doesn't love a smiley pet pic?  If you've got a great photo of your pet...

Trace Element Profiling

Trace element deficiencies can cause a variety of losses in productivity: reduced reproductive performance in cows with copper deficiency; increased embryo loss in sheep with selenium deficiency;...

A Cool Dog is Better than a Hot Dog!

Heatstroke is a completely preventable condition but is something we see here at Larkmead Vets all too frequently.  I think we are all aware how quickly the temperature inside a car can increase...

Internal Parasite Monitoring

The use of worming products in cattle and sheep over the years has led to internal parasites (worms) developing anthelmintic resistance to wormers. This has largely been due to repeated internal...

Upcoming Workshops for Pig Stockmen

  Thursday 7th SeptemberOptimising the Health of Piglets from Birth to Post-weaning Thursday 5th OctoberThe Importance of Reducing Antibiotic Usage  and Ways to Achieve it Thursday 9th...

Backyard Chickens - What you Need to Know!

Why keep chickens? Chickens make great pets for both young and old and are easy to keep and manage, as long as you have suitable space to house them. Eggs – there is something great about being...

Summer Colouring Competition 2017

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED As the country rejoices at the reduced traffic on the roads, the parents amongst us are faced with 6 weeks of entertaining the...