Sheep

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.

Drinking water medication: beware of interference

Prevention of (blue-green) algae in drinking water sources

Why and how to prevent biofilm formation in drinking water pipes

Bring out slurry and manure – but avoid spreading of pathogens

Genomic selection

Farm Innovation DANMAP by DANMAP

Research report – Escobar – 2013 – Projecting Social Science into Defra’s Animal Welfare Evidence Base A Review of current research and evidence base on the issue of farmer behaviour

Aim for zero antibiotics by 3 step approach

Farm Innovation Antibiotic guidance by AMCRA

Farm Innovation Ecoantibio by French Agricultural Ministry

Sheep wellbeing – a holistic approach to management

Best practice recommendations regarding cleaning and disinfection

Best practice recommendations regarding entrance control

Paratuberculosis control requires a national plan

Buying a sheep without health hazards

Advanced preparation for lambing 

Adequate feeding of the lamb 

Control of footrot in sheep 

Handling of dead animals: Hydrolysis

Colostrum management in lambs

The prevention and control of mastitis in sheep

Enterotoxemia in sheep and lambs

Optimal housing conditions for sheep

Umbilical cord healing

Sieplo’s FEEDR

DISARM Farm Health Plans – Join Us!

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 817591