Larkmead News

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...

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...