Simple steps to stamping out sheep lameness – Farmers Weekly

8 Sep 2019

Lameness is a debilitating and costly disease for any flock, but also time consuming and frustrating to manage.

Since the publication of the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) ‘Opinion on Sheep Lameness’ report in March 2011, the industry has made great strides but must maintain momentum if it is to hit its target of 2% disease incidence in the national flock by 2021.

Developed by Dr Ruth Clements, Head of Veterinary Programmes at farm-based research organisation FAI Farms, the Five-Point Plan to reduce sheep lameness is already delivering substantial improvements on UK farms.

Read on to find out more.


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