Larkmead News

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...

Tis the Season to be Wary!

As the big day gets nearer, we prepare ourselves for the dogs who have eaten Christmas cake and chocolates! It's so easy for us to put our slice of cake down to answer the phone (or leave...

Keeping your Pigs Healthy - A Simple Guide for Smallholders

Following some simple biosecurity rules can not only help keep your own pigs healthy and disease free, but also help to protect the national pig health status.  With African Swine Fever  and...

Looking After Your Pets Routine Healthcare Needs

In modern society we understand the benefits of good nutrition, looking after our bodies and preventative healthcare - the same applies to our pets. We want them to lead long and happy lives and...

Care of Alpacas in Winter

As we come into winter, there are a few things to think about in terms of caring for our alpacas: Vaccination

How to get a urine sample from your pet!

For October and November we are focusing on endocrine diseases. These diseases are caused by the body producing too much or too little of a certain hormone and are found in humans as well as...

Pneumonia

Housing is fast approaching and it’s that time of year that we nag you about pneumonia, the biggest cause of dead cattle and lost productivity during the housed period, by far. Over recent years...

Would you know if your cat had toothache or your dog had dental disease?

Too often the importance of dental hygiene is overlooked in our cats and dogs – and during dental awareness month we wanted to highlight this. Having dog or cat breath isn’t “normal” for our pets...

"Stamp Out BVD" Funding

DEFRA has announced a new £5.7 million fund for farmers to tackle BVD in England. BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) costs the UK cattle industry an estimated £60 million per year. What is BVD? The name...