Friday, July 15, 2011

Rid your sheep of foot rot

The University of Maine is leading a Sheep Foot Health Project, whereby participating sheep producers receive assistance in eliminating foot rot from their flocks.  The project is grant-funded by Northeast SARE.

Lameness is a sign of foot rot.
The research team will be in Maryland on August 17 and is looking for sheep producers to work with. Farms should be located in Maryland or counties that border Maryland.

If you are experiencing hoof problems with your animals now (or in the past) and would like to participate in the project, please contact me at (301)432-2767 x343 or

If you have foot rot in your flock, this will be a great opportunity to rid your farm of this insidious disease. Participation in the foot health project will be kept completely confidential.

To learn more about the Sheep Foot Health Project, visit the web site at

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