The wet summer has caused an increase in footrot in sheep. Muddy pastures, lanes and yards are the main causes of the spread of disease which can survive away from the foot for up to 7 days in favourable conditions. In dry conditions the bacteria die rapidly. Each incidence costs up to £8.38 per ewe and so prevention will save money. Keep foot trimming of footrot infected feet to a minimum to prevent any more damage and pain to the animal. Prevention can take the form of foot bathing with Golden Hoof or formalin or vaccinating with Footvax.

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