Larkmead News

What are Red Mites?

If you have, or are thinking of getting chickens, one of the biggest problems you will face are Red Mites. Red Mites are blood sucking parasites that live in the cracks and crevices of your...

Rabbits - Move Away from Muesli

Last week was Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) and at Larkmead we held a Rabbit Open Evening at our Great Western Park branch. Owners came along with their bunnies to see vets Ginny and Laura and for ...

Iceberg Diseases in Sheep

There are several chronic wasting diseases of sheep that are often insidious in onset, but can be economically costly. They are often referred to as “iceberg diseases”, as the noticeably thin ewes...

Making the Most of Your Grass

Grazed grass is the cheapest feed for ruminant livestock; in terms of feed, good quality spring grass is hard to beat.  Improving grazing efficiency – get more feed from the same area

Ticks - An Update

As pet owners, many of us are aware of ticks and some of the risks they carry. Ticks are creepy crawlies that bite and bury into flesh to feed on blood. Once they have had their fill, they just...

Tick Season is Upon Us!

Ticks are a group of parasitic arachnid species similar to spiders, scorpions and mites that range between 0.5 - 11mm in size, depending on the lifecycle. Ticks survive by feeding off mainly bird...

Worm Control in Cattle

The sun has finally come out for a few days this spring. This has successfully dried out the ground enough to turn cattle out. While this has been a huge relief for those mucky sheds and low...

First Aid for Pets

First aid can be performed by anyone.  It can be lifesaving and is aimed to reduce pain and suffering in your pet before contacting your vet. One of the most common things you will have to deal...

Worm Control in Sheep

Control of parasitic worms in sheep is vital to productivity. It is a massive topic, and so this article will be only a short introduction. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any aspect of...

Vet Elliott talks about fireworks - in March!

As we are now [hopefully!] coming into spring, it seems like a weird time for us to be mentioning firework fears and phobias in our pets, especially as we have just got over Diwali in October,...