MUCH time and effort is expended by farmers in trimming and treating sheep's feet, often with little apparent benefit. There is widespread misunderstanding about the best measures for treatment and control of different forms of lameness, even assuming that the diagnosis is correct (see Part 1, In Practice, February 2004, pp 58-63). This article describes the equipment and procedures available for the treatment of lameness in sheep and discusses a number of measures which might be implemented to help control and prevent foot problems.
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