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Scientific papers

Changes in prevalence of, and risk factors for, lameness in random samples of English sheep flocks: 2004–2013
J.R. Winter, J. Kaler, E. Ferguson, A.L. KilBride, L.E. Green
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 122, 121-128. 2015.

A longitudinal study of the role of Dichelobacter nodosus and Fusobacterium necrophorum load in initiation and severity of footrot in sheep
L. A. Witcomb, L. E. Green, J. Kaler, A. Ul-Hassan, L. A. Calvo-Bado, G. F. Medley, R. Grogono-Thomas, E. M. H.Wellington
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 115, 48-55. 2014.

Dynamics and impact of footrot and climate on hoof horn length in 50 ewes from one farm over a period of 10 months
E.M. Smith, O.D.J. Green, L.A. Calvo-Bado, L.A. Witcomb, R. Grogono-Thomas, C.L. Russell, J.C. Brown, G.F. Medley, A.L. KilBride, E.M.H. Wellington, L.E. Green
Veterinary Journal 201, 295-301. 2014.

The interaction of host genetics and disease processes in chronic livestock disease: A simulation model of ovine footrot
V.N.L. Russell, L.E. Green, S.C. Bishop, G.F. Medley
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 108, 294-303. 2013

Multiple locus VNTR analysis highlights that geographical clustering and distribution of Dichelobacter nodosus, the causal agent of footrot in sheep, correlates with inter-country movements
C. L. Russell, E. M. Smith, L. A. Calvo-Bado, L. E. Green, E. M. Wellington, G. F. Medley, L. J. Moore, R. Grogono-Thomas
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 22, 273-279. 2014.

Factors associated with changes of state of foot conformation and lameness in a flock of sheep
J. Kaler, G.F. Medley, R. Grogono-Thomas, E.M.H. Wellington, L.A. Calvo-Bado, G.J. Wassink, E.M. King, L.J. Moore, C.L. Russell, L.E. Green
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 97, 237-244. 2010.

Footrot and interdigital dermatitis in sheep: Farmer satisfaction with current management, their ideal management and sources used to adopt new strategies
G.J. Wassink, T.R.N. George, J. Kaler, L.E. Green
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 96, 65-73. 2010.

A within farm clinical trial to compare two treatments (parenteral antibacterials and hoof trimming) for sheep lame with footrot
G.J. Wassink, E.M. King, R. Grogono-Thomas, J.C. Brown, L.J. Moore, L.E. Green
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 96, 93-103. 2010.

The inter- and intra-observer reliability of a locomotion scoring scale for sheep
J. Kaler, G.J. Wassink, L. E. Green
The Veterinary Journal 180: 189-194. 2009.

Recognition of lameness and decisions to catch for inspection among sheep farmers and specialists in GB
J. Kaler, L. E. Green
BMC Veterinary Research 4: 41. 2008.

Naming and recognition of six foot lesions of sheep using written and pictorial information: A study of 809 English sheep farmers
J. Kaler, L. E. Green
Preventive Veterinary Medicine 83: 52-64. 2008.

Assessment of current knowledge of footrot in sheep with particular reference to Dichelobacter nodosus and implications for elimination or control strategies for sheep in Great Britain
L. E. Green, T. R. N. George
The Veterinary Journal 175: 173-180. 2008.

Looking after the individual to reduce disease in the flock: a binomial mixed effects model investigating the impact of individual sheep management of footrot and interdigital dermatitis in a prospective longitudinal study on one farm
L. E. Green, G.J. Wassink, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.J. Moore, G.F. Medley
Preventive Veterinary Medicine 78: 172-178. 2007.

The detection and characterisation of Dichelobacter nodosus from cases of ovine footrot in England and Wales
L.J. Moore, G.J. Wassink, L.E. Green, R. Grogono-Thomas
Veterinary Microbiology 108: 57-67. 2005.

Footrot and interdigital dermatitis in sheep: farmers' practices, opinions and attitudes
G.J. Wassink, L.J. Moore, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.E. Green
Veterinary Record, 157: 761-766. 2005.

Understanding the infectious aetiology of footrot: optimizing interventions to minimize disease
L.E. Green, G.J. Wassink, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.J. Moore, G.F. Medley
Poceedings of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Martigny, Switzerland. pp 95-100. 2004.

Risk factors associated with the prevalence of interdigital dermatitis (scald, strip) in sheep from 1999 to 2000
G.J. Wassink, L.J. Moore, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.E. Green
Veterinary Record, 154: 551-555. 2004.

Exploratory findings on the prevalence of contagious ovine digital dermatitis in sheep in England and Wales during 1999 to 2000
G.J. Wassink, L.J. Moore, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.E. Green
Veterinary Record 152: 504-506. 2003. Letter in Veterinary Record, April 19, 2003: 510-511.

Risk factors associated with the prevalence of footrot in sheep from 1999 - 2000
G.J. Wassink, L.J. Moore, R. Grogono-Thomas, L.E. Green
Veterinary Record 152: 351-358. 2003. Letter in Veterinary Record, April 19, 2003: 510-511.

Farmers’ practices and attitudes towards footrot in sheep
G.J. Wassink, L.E. Green
Veterinary Record 149: 489-490. 2001.

Other Papers and Presentations

Study of ovine lameness
R. Grogono-Thomas, A. Johnston
MAFF Final Report, MAFF open contract 0C5945K. London: DEFRA, Publication. 1997

Foot-rot: ‘Catch ’em quick & cull repeat offenders’
Interview during SHEEP 2002 by Marianne Curtis in Farmers Weekly, 9 August 2002.

Foot Rot and Interdigital Dermatitis in Sheep: A questionnaire into farmers’ practices and attitudes
Geert Wassink, Rose Grogono-Thomas, Lynda Moore and Laura Green
Paper presented at the Sheep Veterinary Society meeting in Malvern, May 2002.

Management of footrot
Geert Wassink, Laura Green, Rose Grogono-Thomas and Lynda Moore
Report on a DEFRA funded research project.
Sheep Farmer, page 22, May/June 2003 issue.