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Farm Animal Practice
Lameness in sheep 2. Treatment and control
  1. Agnes Winter

    Agnes Winter is a senior lecturer and head of the Livestock Health and Welfare Division at Liverpool. She holds the RCVS diploma in sheep health and production and is a recognised RCVS specialist. She has written several books on sheep health and disease and is a pastpresident of the Sheep Veterinary Society.


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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