Larkmead News

COVID-19 - Some Frequently Asked Questions

We thought it would be helpful to share a few of the questions we are being asked at the moment. Please note that as the situation changes, these answers may have to change too so please check...

COVID-19

Update 24th March 2020 We are committed to being there for you and your pets. However, in line with the government announcement on the 23rd of March, we are restricting our services to urgent and...

Even Vet Pets get dental problems!

Vet Dana adopted this gorgeous boy when he was about 1 year old. She writes "he was poorly at the time and needed surgery on both his eyes, leaving him a bit head shy. So this meant regularly...

African Swine Fever (ASF)

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...

Preventing Ewe Mastitis

Lambing time is the danger period of the year for ewes. From twin lamb disease, to prolapses and difficult lambings, to uterine infections- all are seen just prior to, at or just after lambing,...

Flooding: The Long Term Impacts on Livestock Health

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. These extreme conditions keep us on our toes at Larkmead as we...

Some Top Tips to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

The top 3 new years resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight and save money! At Larkmead we regularly see pets that are overweight and just like with us, this can contribute to a number of...

The Dangers of Christmas!

We all love treats at Christmas and the temptation to snaffle a chocolate (or 17) can sometimes be too much for your dog if they're left within reach. Last Christmas Eve we saw an unprecedented...

Dairy Discussion Group Meeting - Foot Care

In the last week of November we held our first dairy discussion group meeting of the winter at Sherwood Farm.  Firstly, a huge thank you to Angus Dart, Dorian Jenkins and the farm team for hosting...

Looking After Your Senior Pets

Generally pets are classed as senior once they reach 7-8 years old, although it can be earlier for some breeds. Just like with ourselves, their needs can change and it is worth ensuring that we...