DISARM will share information about improving the health of sheep reared for dairy and meat, primarily focusing on grazing systems. Farm characteristics, management practices and animal health challenges differ from farm to farm, so our multi-actor farm health team approach aims to develop tailored action plans for individual farms.
Sheep are at risk of several health problems which often require antibiotic treatments including blowfly strike, lameness-causing foot lesions, respiratory disease, E. coli infections (watery mouth), mastitis, etc. Pre- and post-natal care, hygiene and vaccinations can be key to preventing health issues in sheep. You can learn more about potential health risks on your farm and possible solutions by joining us at our events and workshops or accessing our resource materials which include a database of cutting-edge research and innovations, an online discussion group, short reports and informative videos.
DISARM will also work with other livestock sectors including cattle, pigs and poultry. There are commonalities across animal health risks and preventive measures. We believe working together to learn across species and sectors is a valuable way to improve animal health in livestock farming and reduce the need for antibiotic treatments.