As part of our Stamp Out Lameness campaign, we will be taking your questions about sheep lameness during a live online Q&A session on Monday 25 June.
Leading lameness expert Prof Laura Green, from Warwick University, and vet Ruth Clements, from FAI Farms, will be on www.fwi.co.uk on 25 June between 6.30-7.30pm to answer your questions on sheep lameness, and explain how the use of the five-point plan (see diagram below) can improve the situation.
Whether you have a foot-rot problem in your flock, or you aren’t quite sure how to go about culling sheep for lameness, this is your opportunity to get advice direct from the experts.
The Stamp Out Lameness campaign was launched this month, in conjunction with the National Sheep Association and key industry partners, Marks & Spencer and MSD Animal Health, to address an ongoing problem in the sheep industry and help producers run better businesses.
It is crucial that sheep producers get on top of lameness, as it was recently put on the government’s radar when the Farm Animal Welfare Committee published an Opinion on Lameness in Sheep, which calls for the prevalence to be reduced to 5% or less by March 2016 and 2% or less by March 2021.
Farmers Weekly livestock editor, and Stamp Out Lameness campaign director, Sarah Trickett, will be chairing the one-hour live event. There’s no need to log in or register – just visit the FWi homepage at 6.30pm, where you will find a discussion box and will be able to join the conversation in real time.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it on 25 June – you can submit questions now and we’ll get them answered for you. A full transcript will also be available as soon as it’s finished.
- Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet @TrickettFW
- Or post a question on our Livestock Lines forums.
For more on this topic
See our Stamp out Lameness campaign page