Footrot and CODD are both infectious causes of lameness. This means that they can spread between sheep, either via direct contact or via the environment. Reducing this spread involves minimising contact between lame and healthy sheep, and avoiding environments where the bacteria are likely to survive well e.g. damp bedding.
Buying in new sheep is a risk for introducing infectious diseases like footrot and CODD to your flock. Follow the checklist below to minimise the risk of introducing disease:
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There are several things you can do to minimise the spread of infectious lameness between sheep within your flock:
What to do next:
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