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Separation and culling

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Best practice to control footrot
and scald in sheep


  • Regularly separate affected animals into a treatment group based on lesions or lameness.
    Keep the treatment group close to the farm where they can be easily monitored.
    Examine and treat the diseased animals (see treatment section). Make sure you record the animal ID, affected foot and disease diagnosed for each case.
    Recheck treated animals before returning them to the main flock, and identify any that do not recover for culling.
Key times
  • Housing
  • Turnout
  • Weaning