Avoid Foot Rot Like The Plague

By Mike Neary, Extension Sheep Specialist: Purdue

(reprinted with permission from July/August 1993 The Working Border Collie)

Foot rot in the ewe flock is a frustrating situation. Anyone who has fought foot rot can attest to this. Seldom is the battle completely won. Foot rot always seems to win a partial victory, whether through decreased production, increased labor and medication costs, decreased ewe longevity and higher culling rates. Foot rot can be a wicked health problem in sheep or can be a mild annoyance.