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Spring has definitely sprung! The weather has warmed up and there are lambs and calves everywhere. Read more . . .
DEFRA launched their new initiative in the form of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). This will form a key part of the wider agricultural transition plan. Read more . . .
The UK’s bird population is experiencing its biggest ever outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu), with cases found in wild and captive birds. 47.7m birds have been culled since September 2021.
African swine fever seems to be a never ending hot topic. Reports suggesting that over half the breeding population has been wiped out in China, it would not be unreasonable to assume that it will also cause some more major issues in Eastern Europe.
Lambing time is the danger period of the year for ewes. From twin lamb disease, to prolapses and difficult lambings, to uterine infections.
Recent years have given us more than a few weather challenges; from the “beast from the East” to some of the driest summers in years.
We are delighted to announce that Larkmead Farm Vet and Partner, Max Wood, has won the Young Farm Vet of the Year award at the National Pig Awards 2020.