Sheep Foot Health
Eliminating the Effects of Footrot on Sheep Flocks in the Northeast
The Northeast is home to millions of lamb consumers. However, significant barriers exist to the profitability of sheep, including key animal health issues. Footrot has been identified as a main reason sheep farmers are forced out of business. Footrot is a highly contagious disease that requires relentless treatment using persistent hoof trimming, foot bathing, customized vaccines, and other management practices. These efforts require considerable time and money.