Foot-rot: 'Catch 'em quick & cull repeat offenders'

Curtis, Marianne; Buss, Jessica
August 2002
Farmers Weekly;8/9/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p46
Trade Publication
Reports on the findings of a study by Geert Wassink on the control of foot-rot in sheep. Early detection of foot-rot-affected sheep; Treatment of affected sheep; Epidemiology of scald.


Related Articles

  • Isolating Stock Can Give Footrot The Boot. Long, Jonathan // Farmers Weekly;3/28/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 12, p5 

    Reports on a survey that reveals that foot baths have no significant impact on footrot disease in sheep. Findings suggesting that trimmimg sheep's feet leads to higher level of infection.

  • An evaluation of the ability of Dichelobacter nodosus to survive in soil. Cederlöf, Sara Ellinor; Hansen, Tomas; Klaas, Ilka Christine; Angen, Øystein // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica;2013, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: Dichelobacter nodosus is the causative agent of footrot in sheep. The survival of the bacterium in soil is of importance for the epidemiology of the disease. The investigation evaluates the survival of D. nodosus in soil with and without added hoof powder stored under different...

  • Vaccination knocks footrot for six. Hunt, Jeremy // Farmers Weekly;7/27/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p40 

    The article discusses the benefits of the annual footrot vaccination program for ewes implemented by Richard Hargreaves with his brother John for the Swaledale ewes at Meadow Bank, Barley, Burnley, England. Before trying out footrot vaccination, the Hargreaves brothers had spent 10 years...

  • Stay in control of footrot. Long, Jonathan; Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly;8/15/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 7, p42 

    Presents a case of controlling footrot in lambs. Impact of footrot in flock management; Strategies for tackling footrot; Benefits of the change of grazing and footrot control policy on productivity.

  • Preventing the rot. Murphy, Gary // Irish Farmers Monthly;Jul2008, p51 

    The article provides information on how to prevent of foot rot or lameness in sheep. According to the author, this form of lameness is caused by Bacteria nodosus and Fusobacterium necrophorum that survive naturally in the environment. In order to control the spread of the disease, a succession...

  • ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF AN ERADICATION PROGRAM OF VIRULENT FOOTROT IN NORWEGIAN SHEEP. ASHEIM, Leif J.; GRØNENG, Gry M.; HOPP, Petter; NAFSTAD, Ola; HEGRENES, Agnar; VATN, Synnøve // Proceedings of the 25th NJF Congress, Nordic View to Sustainable;2015, p342 

    In 2008 virulent footrot was detected in Rogaland, a county in south-west Norway. This first known outbreak since 1948 was linked to import of live sheep from Denmark in 2005 (Gilhuus et al., 2014). Footrot is caused by Dichelobacter nodosus, were the virulent strains may cause severe disease...

  • Footrot and lameness in sheep. Hosie, B. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;1/10/2004, Vol. 154 Issue 2, p37 

    SAC Veterinary Services hosted a workshop at the Pentlands Science Park, Edinburgh, last year, to discuss issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lameness in sheep. The workshop was chaired by Dr David Henderson, of the Farm Animal Welfare Council, with Mr Brian Hosie, of SAC...

  • More success with flock treatment. Hunt, Jeremy; Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly;10/24/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 17, p38 

    Deals with the success in tackling foot-rot, an infectious animal disease, on a flock basis in Great Britain. Significance of improvement in routine husbandry practices; Tips on flock treatment; Mistake commonly committed by those who conduct the treatment.

  • Oust footrot -- permanently. Lawrence, Chrissie; Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly;8/19/2005, Vol. 143 Issue 8, p43 

    Suggests ways to eliminate footrot from the sheep flock. Approaches in treating the disease; Use of footbath with zinc sulphate in fighting the disease; Factors to consider in setting up a footbath; Importance of vaccination to the affected livestock. INSETS: Resistance research;Vaccination is...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics