Lameness in sheep: surely it’s just blue spray?

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About the course

Lameness in sheep is regarded by many as one of the most significant welfare concerns of sheep.  Currently lameness  in the UK is estimated to affect approximately 5% of the UK sheep population, but there is pressure for this to be reduced to below 2% by 2021.  Key causes of lameness in sheep are footrot and contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD), although other causes may play a role.  Recent research has identified effective strategies to reduce lameness due to footrot and there is a growing body of evidence to help deal with CODD on farms.  In this webinar we will look at a practical approach to diagnosing, investigating and dealing with lameness on sheep farms and by applying up-to-date evidence understand the tools available to control and reduce lameness on UK farms.


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