Sheep lameness: causes, types and options for treatment

Busin, V. (2018) Sheep lameness: causes, types and options for treatment. Veterinary Times, 48(15),

191702.pdf - Accepted Version


Publisher's URL:


This article gives an overview of the main causes of lameness in sheep by focusing on the three most common diseases present in the UK – all of which are infectious in nature: interdigital dermatitis, foot rot and contagious ovine digital dermatitis. The most recent and relevant findings regarding the aetiological agents are discussed. Also, a fresh look at the options available for diagnosis and control – specifically the role of the vet – in dealing with lameness at a flock level, is presented. Finally, a summary of the choices available for treatment is provided.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Busin, Valentina
Authors: Busin, V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Times
Publisher:Veterinary Business Development Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1352-9374
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Veterinary Business Development Ltd.
First Published:First published in Veterinary Times 48(15)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record