Wet spring brings increase in lame sheep
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has detected 20 cases of footrot since September and producers are reminded to monitor sheep for lameness after an exceptionally wet spring. PIRSA animal health staff have investigated over 30 reports of lameness in sheep since September, with close to half due to footrot.
Footrot is a notifiable disease and must be reported immediately to either the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline (1800 675 888), a private veterinarian or a local animal health advisor.
The Footrot Management Program for South Australia is funded through the Sheep Industry Fund Board of Livestock SA.
For more information about footrot and the management of footrot visit: www.pir.sa.gov.au/footrot
View the media release from PIRSA on footrot this spring: