Information on the disease from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Advice from the Veterinary Investigation Centre, Langford.
Prevention of footrot is the only practical way of dealing with this problem.
Causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Foot rot is a serious, contagious disease of sheep in which the horny hoof tissue is involved and undermined. Once established, it usually remains in a flock unless a systematic treatment program is used to eradicate it.
Foot rot is a serious contagious disease of sheep that has become a common problem in the western states in recent years. Once established in a flock, it usually remains until a consistent treatment program eliminates it. This disease must be differentiated from other foot problems if it is to be successfully treated.
"Footrot and dogs have driven more people out of the sheep business than any other reason". There is probably much truth to statements like this. Footrot is a serious problem in Indiana and surrounding states that has had a strong negative impact on our sheep industry.
How to recognize and manage this chronic infection of the epididymis and testes associated with lowered ram fertility.
Worms: sheep get them, shepherds try to kill them. For a control and prevention program, some knowledge of type of parasites, life cycle of parasite, sheep susceptibility, anthelmintics (dewormers) available, management options available, local and regional considerations, and whole farm prevention programs are necessary to win the battle.
Steps to control, treat, and eliminate.