422 Reducing lameness for Better Returns by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Tools & Checklists)Click here for resource
422 Tools & Checklists
Reducing lameness for Better Returns by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
In Significant Impact Groups:
Species targeted: Sheep;
It may not be possible to eradicate lameness entirely, but producers who understand the condition and its many and varied causes can reduce the physical and financial effects of having lame animals on the farm. You need to devise a strategy to suit your situation and employ various management tools to prevent and reduce its effect on your flock. It is important to correctly diagnose the cause of lameness and to only use antibiotics when necessary and effective. This manual describes in detail the different diseases that can cause sheep to go lame. It outlines a five-point plan to tackle these diseases, including culling persistent offenders, quarantining all incomers and treating affected sheep appropriately.
Where to find the original material: https://projectblue.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/Beef%20&%20Lamb/BRP_ReduceLame3484_200323_WEB.pdf;
Country: United Kingdom;