Upcoming Events

Mastering Medicines

We are expecting to run these workshops in-person, provided Government Guidelines permit.

Upcoming dates:

Weds 18th August 2021 11.00-14.00
Larkmead Veterinary Group, Cholsey OX10

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 11.00-14.00
Larkmead Veterinary Group, Cholsey OX10

Farm Assurance Guidelines recommend that at least one member of each farm team has undertaken training in administering medicines. This workshop will discuss:

  • Improving knowledge of different medicines available on farm and decision making
  • How to safely administer medicines to animals under your care
  • How to record medicine use in accordance with legislation
  • Store and maintain medicines on farm in accordance with legislation and farm assurance requirements.
  • Describe the difference between vaccines and treatments and the different legislative classes including antibiotics
  • Describe the basic classes of anthelmintics and the need for veterinary or SQP guidance on their use
  • Understand the actions of an NSAID and when they should be used
  • Understand the responsibility of those administering medicines to farm animals

£50 per person, lunch and Certificate of Attendance provided.

Email farm@larkmead.co.uk to secure your place or call the office on 01491 651479.

Worm control in sheep

Gut worms are the single most costly disease affecting the UK sheep flock. Come along to our meetings to find out how you can minimise their impact on your flock. We have three meetings coming up, to help you develop your worm control further, whether you are new to keeping sheep or have been a shepherd for years:

Sustainable worm control in sheep. 22nd July 11.00-13.30, Larkmead, Cholsey surgery. £30
An introduction to sheep gut worms, the challenges of controlling them, and sustainable strategies to safeguard your flock for years to come.

DIY faecal worm egg counts. 29th July  11.00-13.00. Berkshire College of Agriculture. £50
A practical class that will teach you how to do your own worm egg counts- a vital tool in sustainable worm control of sheep.

FWEC this! Become a worm master. 12th August 11.00-13.30. Larkmead, Cholsey surgery. £30.
If you are already doing your own worm egg counts, this advanced class will teach you more about sustainable worm control and how to do more with your worm egg count results.

All three classes are available as a bundle, for only £90.

(Flock Health Club members get a 50% discount on these classes)

Email farm@larkmead.co.uk to secure your place or call the office on 01491 651479.

In all cases where food is provided, please do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions that we need to be aware of.