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Biosecurity

Field with lambs
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Best practice to control footrot
and scald in sheep

Sheep entering the flock

Purchasing
  • Take great care when purchasing breeding sheep from other farms
  • Ideally buy stock from farms which are free of footrot
  • If not possible, buy in sheep from flocks with evidence of a good footrot control programme
  • Preferably breeding sheep should not be bought from a livestock market
Quarantine
  • Isolate for at least 21 days
  • Isolate all new purchases, including rams and sheep returning to the farm
  • Ensure there is no evidence of lameness before turn out
Inspect
  • Inspect all purchased sheep and sheep returning to the farm
  • Treat any that have footrot or scald