Video series addresses sheep lameness

Sheep producers will be able to benefit from a new series of videos about sheep lameness, thanks to industry body AHDB Beef & Lamb.

The collection of 13 short videos, presented by vet Rachel Clifton from the University of Warwick, will provide expert advice for producers. Identifying and treating causes of lameness, preventing and reducing spread on farm, culling, vaccination and identifying the structure of a healthy foot are all topics that will be covered during the series.

Identifying the correct cause of lameness makes it easier to diagnose and treat the ailment appropriately, said Katie Brian, AHDB Beef & Lambs Better Returns Programme (BRP) project manager. This can save time and money and improve the welfare of the livestock.

Each of the videos is approximately two minutes long and offers easily digestible information on a range of aspects to help producers reduce lameness in their flock. Rachel is an experienced vet who specialises in veterinary epidemiology and did an excellent job presenting the information.

The videos are being launched in conjunction with the release of the updated BRP manual, Reducing Lameness for Better Returns, which now includes up-to-date research information.

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