Larkmead News

New food for your pets

Good nutrition is vital for the health, wellbeing and life expectancy of our pets. After careful consideration we’re happy to announce that Dechra SPECIFIC range is now the main pet food Larkmead...

It's Time to get your Tups Tested!

It may seem a bit premature to be talking about the rams going in (not for the early lambers!), but it's not too early. Spermatogenesis takes 6 weeks, so any insult, be that lameness, sickness,...

The importance of preventative healthcare

Preventative healthcare is important for both your pet and your family. It consists of routine vaccination and anti-parasitic treatments (against fleas, worms and ticks). Vaccination

Selective Dry Cow Therapy

On 14th June Larkmead ran a meeting on selective dry cow therapy, which is where a farm chooses to dry cows off using (a) just a teat sealant (Orbeseal), or (b) a dry cow antibiotic tube in...

Does your pet have a skin problem?

Itchy?  Scabby?  Smelly? Does any of this apply to your pet?  Are they licking their feet excessively?  Are those ears whiffy? If so, it’s likely that they have a skin problem. Help is at hand and...

FREE talk on 'Caring for your rabbit'

If you own a rabbit or are thinking of getting one, come along to our free talk on caring for your rabbit, Thursday 23 June 2016 7.30pm, at our Didcot branch. Vet Laura will cover everything you...

New risk to rabbit health

In the UK we vaccinate our pet rabbits against two diseases – both of which can be deadly. These diseases are Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and Myxomatosis. They are both prevalent in the UK meaning...

Update on Bluetongue risk to your animals this summer

Bluetongue serotype 8 (BTV-8) is currently circulating in France. Defra has released the analysis of risk to livestock in the UK which shows the country is at risk of an outbreak during the spring...

The Facts on Hyperthyroidism

What is hyperthyroidism? A disorder where the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism, is overactive in the production of its hormones. Too much of these hormones result in the animal burning off...

It's the Fly Season!

It’s that time of year where we are starting to see the flies again. Although they are not usually the direct cause of disease, in most animals they do cause both financial and welfare concerns. ...