Antibiotics and lameness in sheep – Sheep Farmer

15 Jun 2017

Lameness is still one of the most common issues facing sheep farmers, and an area of great frustration to those who appreciate its significant costs to flock performance but have so far failed to tackle it effectively.

How often have we heard comments such as ‘my antibiotics are not working’, ‘isn’t there anything stronger?’, ‘I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work’ and ‘there’ll always be lame sheep’. There are a number of reasons why these comments are all too common.

Following much research into sheep lameness, we know correct diagnosis is key. Engaging with your vet and developing a farm-specific lameness control plan will include establishing the correct diagnosis and developing an
effective control plan.


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