Changes in prevalence of, and risk factors for, lameness in random samples of English sheep flocks: 2004-2013
Winter, J.R. and Kaler, Jasmeet and Ferguson, Eamonn and KilBride, Amy L. and Green, Laura E. (2015) Changes in prevalence of, and risk factors for, lameness in random samples of English sheep flocks: 2004-2013. Preventive Veterinary Medicine . ISSN 1873-1716 (In Press)
The aims of this study were to update the prevalence of lameness in sheep in England and identify novel risk factors. A total of 1260 sheep farmers responded to a postal survey. The survey captured detailed information on the period prevalence of lameness from May 2012 - April 2013 and the prevalence and farmer naming of lesions attributable to interdigital dermatitis (ID), severe footrot (SFR), contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) and shelly hoof (SH), management and treatment of lameness, and farm and flock details.
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