There are a variety of conditions that can cause lameness in sheep. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis to ensure the correct treatment is given. If in doubt, please consult your vet.
Lameness can be extremely painful, impacting on the health and welfare of the sheep. Sheep spending less time grazing which suffer a reduction in performance.
You can find more information about the causes of lameness and how to treat them on the NADIS website.
QMS has also developed a free guide to help farmers prevent sheep lameness and offer advice on treating existing problems. The QMS lameness publication has been printed a handy pocket size on hard wearing plastic to withstand farming life and Scottish weather. It offers practical advice on both prevention and treatment and general foot care and is available to download here. If you would like to receive a hard copy in the post please phone QMS on 0131 472 4040.