Treatment of foot rot
Separate sheep with foot rot and scald whenever sensible to reduce spread within the flock.
Inject with one long-acting dose of antibiotic (ensure the right dose, under-dosing delays recovery).
Do not trim the hoof horn, this delays healing.
Mark affected leg of treated sheep.
Cause of lameness
When cured, come sheep to the main flock. Sheep ought to be sound within two – ten days of treatment.
If still lame after fourteen days, check diagnosis is correct and retreat.
Cull sheep lame with foot-rot and/or scale more than twice a year or not responding to treatment.