Larkmead News

Backyard Chickens - What you Need to Know!

Why keep chickens? Chickens make great pets for both young and old and are easy to keep and manage, as long as you have suitable space to house them. Eggs – there is something great about being...

Summer Colouring Competition 2017

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED As the country rejoices at the reduced traffic on the roads, the parents amongst us are faced with 6 weeks of entertaining the...

Sheep Fertility

As the longest day is now behind us, it is time to start thinking about the preparation for tupping. It is possible to advance the breeding season and to synchronise oestrus using the “ram effect...

A Healthy Diet for your Rabbit

17 - 25th of June 2017 is Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) - this year the focus is on a healthy diet.   Rabbits are herbivores and their diet should consist of fresh hay, grass, vegetables and pellets...

The Bull in Herd Fertility

  Jon Goodson writes:   The influence of the bull on herd fertility in both dairy and beef herds is often overlooked with the focus being on cow infertility. If female factors and infectious...

Why Vaccinate ?

Erica Softley, BVetMed.MRCVS As a vet in general practice this is a question that I routinely get asked by clients. And it’s a good thing. We should wholeheartedly encourage owners to be well...

The Flies are Back!

Flies are a common problem in our cattle herds, having both welfare and financial implications. Nuisance and head flies spread the bacteria Moraxella bovis which can cause a severe infection of...

Larkmead Vaccine Amnesty May & June

Has your pet missed their booster vaccination? Larkmead Veterinary Group believes that vaccination is very important to safeguard your pet from disease. During May and June, Larkmead Vets are...

Ticks or Mass?

Spring has come at last and with the sun out and the longer days, we all love to take our pets out to enjoy the sunshine and explore new places. Ticks are a common parasite in our countryside,...

Preparation for Turnout

Turnout is fast approaching for most and has already happened for a few. It is the time of year where there is an opportunity to get our house in order. Anyone who has had the unfortunate...