Sheep: Lameness (PB1149)

Lameness in Sheep


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The main causes of lameness

Contagious Ovine Digital Dermatitis (CODD)
Soil Balling
Shelly Hoof
Whiteline Abscess
Pedal Joint Abscess
Other causes

Management Practices to help reduce the incidence of lameness

Treatment of lameness

Foot bathing

Eradication of Foot rot

Flock security


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