Larkmead News

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...

How to help your pet through the firework season

Is your dog one of the 49%? Noise sensitivity is a common behavioural problem in dogs. One survey reported that almost half of dog owners (49%) stated that their dog was fearful of loud noises...

Dairy Farmers; could you help protect your cows’ potential?

Have you heard of Imrestor? We know that during the 60 days before to 30 days after calving, dairy cows experience a dip in their natural immunity, leaving them especially vulnerable to diseases...

Jon’s got a tooth ache

    Written by Vet Jade (pictured below). My dear colleague Jon (the vet) has tooth ache. He ate all of his lunch today but then has since started grumbling about THE PAIN! He can’t sleep; when he...