Larkmead News

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,...

Worm Control in Pigs

A frequent finding at the abattoir in finished pigs is Milk Spot liver. This classic sign of a pitted scarred liver is caused by the migration of large roundworms (Ascaris suum).  If you are...

Thinking of getting a puppy?

Buying or adopting a new dog is a hugely exciting time but choosing the right dog from the right place can be a minefield so here are some tips to help you find your perfect match. Firstly, think...

Preparation for Lambing

  As lambing approaches, it is worth considering whether you are fully prepared, as once in full swing it is often hard to find time to eat and sleep, let alone pick up extra supplies! Make sure...

It's that time of year again!

With the Christmas indulgence over, many of us will be wanting to get into shape for the New Year! Whilst for us it is our choice to cut down on calories and move more, our pets rely on us for...