Stamp out lameness: follow the 5-point plan – MSD Animal Health

22 Aug 2018

Sheep lameness, in particular footrot, is undoubtedly one of the most important health and welfare issues facing the UK sheep farmer. Poorly controlled, sheep lameness causes visible pain, reduces performance and costs the sheep industry millions of pounds in terms of production loss, labour, treatments and premature culling.

When tackling a specific disease area, there are two types of intervention that can be used either separately or combined. These interventions are split into two groups:

Preventative, which incorporates:
• Management
• Biosecurity
• Vaccination

Therapeutic, which incorporates:
• Strategic treatment
• Emergency treatment



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