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Footbathing

Lamb on hill
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Best practice to control footrot
and scald in sheep

Footbathing

Before footbathing
  • Plan footbathing well and ensure equipment is in excellent order and the feet are clean.
  • Always follow the instructions of the products used
After footbathing
  • Stand sheep on a hard surface for at least one hour.
  • Turn sheep out onto a clean field.
Key times to footbathe
  • Before housing
  • After gathering the flock
  • During a scald epidemic footbathing can be a useful treatment for lambs