Larkmead News

Protect your Family

As we move into warmer weather, the risk of zoonotic disease increases as we tend to be outside more in exposed areas. A zoonosis is a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals....

Spring is here – and so are the flies, ticks and midges!

The warm spring, coupled with a mild winter will result in earlier activity of flies, ticks and midges this year. All of these can be transmitters of disease, as well as causing disease themselves...

The Importance of Vaccinations Explained

Vaccinations are essential to protect your furry family member, by creating a defensive level of antibodies to build up immunity for transmittable diseases. In the simplest sense, when a cat or...

Clostridial Disease in Cattle

It’s been noted recently by many of the vets that very few of our cattle clients are using vaccines against Clostridial disease. A much lower proportion of cattle farms seem to be using it...

New Puppy or Kitten - Time to Think About Noise Sensitivities!

Studies have shown that animals born earlier in the year are more likely to have noise sensitivities/fear of fireworks in later life. This is because when animals are younger, their brains are...

Travelling Abroad this Summer

  With the unknown future surrounding Brexit, pet travel to Europe is one of the many things affected by the ongoing negotiations and we do not have a definitive answer on how UK pets will be able...

Emerging Diseases of Pigs

  Biosecurity, both as a country and on farm, is paramount as pressure rises from diseases not seen in the UK before and our endeavours to reduce antibiotic usage. Be aware that viruses can...

Preparation for Lambing

  Lambing time is always stressful and hectic, so putting in the groundwork now can help reduce the workload then. Vaccination Ewes should be fully vaccinated against clostridial disease and...

New Year - New Look for your Pet?

  January is traditionally the month when we kick off our new years resolutions and for lots of us, that means a healthy eating campaign with the aim of shifting a few of the Christmas pounds. ...

The Perfect Storm for Acidosis

There has been a lot of talk about forage this year, with the late spring and dry summer some farms, particularly in the South of England, may be short of forage for winter 18/19.  If that applies...