Larkmead News

Preparing Suckler Cows for Calving

  Claerwen has written a summary of some important points to be taken into account when preparing suckler cows for calving:  

We Love Our Rescue Pets

  Olive is a terrier-type rescue dog, and is Alex and Sam’s new puppy. “The decision to acquire a new dog is never an easy one, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The decision about what type of dog...

Sheep Abortion

  Abortion in any species is a scary prospect and is especially worrying in our sheep flocks. Any abortions should ideally be explored and if levels go above 2% should definitely be investigated....

Sophie's Weight Loss Success Story

This is Sophie, a 10 year old neutered Labrador who has been attending Kate's weight clinic since July 2016, weighing in at 34.15 kg. Sophie was at least 5 kg overweight with a body score of 4 and...

Nutrition in Pregnant Ewes - are we doing them justice?

Adelle writes: Late pregnancy is a critical time for nutrition in ewes.  During the last 8 weeks of pregnancy lambs put on 70% of their weight and this puts a huge metabolic strain on a ewe. If we...

Enjoy Christmas & Keep Your Pets Safe

With Christmas fast approaching we are starting to make plans for the festive break. Working out what to cook, where to get the turkey, where to sit great-aunt Bertha so that she is as far away...

The Hidden Danger of Subclinical Ketosis

Taking control of subclinical ketosis can be tricky, after all its very nature as a low level rumbling problem, rather than a full blown clinical case, makes it harder to spot and, as a result,...

The Story of Itchy Mac

Mac has been a big challenge to his owners and to our vet Janet. Mac is a 12 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier type who came from a rescue centre with skin problems. He scratched constantly and...

Brrr....Is your pet affected by the cold, damp weather?

Senior Vet, Tim Hutchinson, writes: The weather forecasters promise us that, after a mild dry start to autumn, it is going to turn significantly more cold and damp. This forecast is hardly the...

Liz recalls her recent on-call weekend

Larkmead is one of the few remaining practices who still do all their own out of hours work.  This is a huge plus point for our clients, as we are familiar with your farm and have access to...