Larkmead News

It's Tick Time!

Tick infestations are usually seasonal in the UK between March and June, and again from August to November, but there is still a risk of picking them up all year round. There are over 12 species...

Let's talk about Bordetella

You've probably heard of Bordetella - it's more commonly known as Kennel Cough. But that's something that the veterinary industry is trying to change. You see, Bordetella doesn't just affect dogs...

Legal requirement for birds to be housed indoors from the 14/12/20

On the 14th of December 2020, it will be a legal requirement for all birds to be kept indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza following a number...

Max Wins Young Farm Vet of the Year 2020

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.  Max was unveiled as the winner at a...

Lockdown Puppies

Puppy training & socialising during 2020 (Please remember to follow government guidelines if and when they change) September 2020 The points listed below are useful whatever the age of your...

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

We are committed to being there for you and your pets throughout these strange times. However, in line with Government and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons guidelines, essential work is...

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,...