Lameness survey results

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Results from the Farmers Weekly Stamp out Lameness campaign

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Lameness survey results

  1. 1. Is sheep lameness an issue on UKfarms?A recent Farmers Weekly survey suggests itis…
  2. 2. Are farmers concerned about lameness? Yes they are Is lameness a cause for concern on your farm? No, have never had a problemSurvey response No, control has been achieved Yes, sometimes see lame sheep Yes, often see lame sheep 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Percentage (%)
  3. 3. • 39% of respondents said 3-5% oftheir flock would be lame at any onetime• 15% said 6-20% of their flock wouldbe lame at any one time
  4. 4. 79% of respondents saidfootrot was the most commoncause of lameness on theirfarm
  5. 5. However, only 18% of farmersanswering the survey werevaccinating for foot rot
  6. 6. And lameness is causing losses What percentage of your flock would be culled for lameness a year? 58% of 26% or more respondents said they Percentage culled 16-25% 11-15% 6-10% culled for 0-5% lameness 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percentage response (%)
  7. 7. Beating lameness using the Five Point Plan Only 47% of respondents said they had heard of the five point lameness plan
  8. 8. What next?A series of articles will look out howyou can practically use the five pointplan. Keep posted atwww.fwi.co.uk/stampoutlamenessCampaign sponsors

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