Larkmead News

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...

Bovine Tuberculosis (again!)

Last month JP discussed the new testing regimes and the areas affected, so it may seem that we are a bit TB fixated at the moment. With reactors and new breakdowns being found each week it is a...

Naughty or Nice Christmas Foods?

It’s that time of year again where we all tend to over-indulge a little bit on all the festive treats on offer, with all the Christmas parties and food that is available. It’s also nice to include...

Cystic Ovaries

Cystic Ovaries are an ever present bane to fertility in the dairy industry with fertility being arguably the most important problem and cost. Cysts historically haven’t been associated with beef...

Christmas Quiz 2017

Christmas Quiz – December 2017 Terms & Conditions The Larkmead Christmas Quiz is open to anyone living in the UK aged 18+. To enter, you must complete the quiz at https://www.surveymonkey.co....

A Healthy Heart

This autumn we are turning our attention to our older pets. This year we are focusing on heart disease and especially how to recognise the signs of heart disease in our cats and dogs so that we...

Suckler Herd Fertility

Suckler Cow Fertility Fertility is a main driver of profitability in a Suckler herd, with profitability directly linked to the number of calves reared and sold per cow served per year. The cost of...