Navigation Links
Farmers can spot lame sheep, but fail to prevent footrot spread
Date:10/13/2008

Sheep farmers are highly able to spot even mildly lame sheep, but many do not take steps to prevent the spread of lameness in their flocks by catching and treating these animals. A study in the open access journal BMC Veterinary Research is the first to provide evidence for the accuracy of farmers' reporting of lameness, suggesting that farmers have one of the skills required to minimise footrot and other infectious foot conditions in their flocks.

Footrot, one of the most common causes of lameness, is infectious, caused by the bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus. Previous studies have shown that the rapid treatment of a sheep with footrot increases its rate of recovery and decreases transmission of the infection to other sheep. But are sheep farmers able to pick out sheep in the early stages of the disease?

Dr. Jasmeet Kaler and Professor Laura Green, researchers at the University of Warwick, asked more than 230 farmers and sheep specialists to watch video clips of individual sheep and then say whether they thought the sheep was lame or not. They were then asked about when they would catch the sheep for inspection and treatment, or whether they would wait until more sheep in the flock displayed a similar level of lameness.

More than 90% of the study participants correctly identified mildly lame sheep, that is, those with an uneven posture, a shorter stride in one leg or a slight nodding of the head as they moved. However, the treatment of lame sheep varied considerably between farmers. Nearly 20% said they would treat lame animals on the first day, whilst about 70% said they would do so within a week. Farmers and sheep specialists were more likely to catch and treat a sheep as the severity of its lameness increased. The majority said they would catch a single lame sheep at the point where it would not bear its weight when standing and showed discomfort when moving. However, 25 farmers said they did not catch individual sheep at a
'/>"/>

Contact: Charlotte Webber
charlotte.webber@biomedcentral.com
44-020-763-19980
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Rising energy, food prices major threats to wetlands as farmers eye new areas for crops
2. US Patent Office rejects companys claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers
3. Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History reveals ants as fungus farmers
4. What farmers think about GM crops
5. Gates funding to help poor rice farmers
6. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa commits 180M to revive farmers depleted soils
7. Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers
8. Pig study sheds new light on the colonisation of Europe by early farmers
9. Statins may prevent miscarriages
10. Anti-cancer drug prevents, reverses cardiovascular damage in mouse model of premature aging disorder
11. JDRF funded study links hygiene hypothesis to diabetes prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... University of Kent has shown for the first time ... breakthrough that could have a major impact on cancer ... Biosciences uncovered the mechanism whereby the physical properties of ... filaments are ,fine-tuned, to undertake different functions. , ... stable, providing a framework for the cell, others are ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... JULY 2014 With thirty days to go and ... FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference are well underway. The event, a ... (FEBS), EMBO, and the French Society for Biochemistry and ... August to Thursday, 4 September at the Palais des ... is the largest meeting for the life sciences in ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... two of the major disciplines behind Jurassic Park is ... stunning photographs and unique illustrations. , Fossil Insects, by ... incredible preservation and diversity of fossilised insects from around ... fossils can tell us about the ancient and modern ... the mosquito in Jurassic Park, many of the hundreds ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Counting down to FEBS-EMBO 2014 in Paris, France 2Unique images bring fossil insects back to life 2
... Ont., July 12, 2001--Eating nuts every day could help ... to new research from St. Michael,s Hospital and the ... by the journal Diabetes Care , a team ... Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences; St. Michael,s Hospital Risk ...
... Beach, FL. Research to be presented at the ... of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research ... that caffeine added to sugar-sweetened, carbonated beverages teaches adolescents ... amount of caffeine added to an unfamiliar beverage was ...
... Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of ... foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and ... increases our willingness to pay for food, while simultaneously decreasing ... ever wondered about why you are willing to pay more ...
Cached Biology News:A 'nutty' solution to type 2 diabetes management 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014  ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) is a U.S. ... infectious diseases as well as nutraceuticals. The company ... pathologies like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer,s disease and gastrointestinal ... will complete the strategic relocation of its corporate ... a key center of North American healthcare and ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... ST. LOUIS , July 29, 2014  Sigma-Aldrich ... global water and energy use, increased its investment in ... community service around the world last year, the Company ... Report: What if Science Changed the World? ... has earned several honors for being a responsible corporate ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... The first product launch from start-up Hurley ... robotics. What sets Droidles completely apart from other stand ... them to communicate, share code with each other and ... “The invention is the system,” said Hurley Research founder ... of their own, both physically and on the internet." ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 EXpressLO ... situ lift out specimen preparation solutions, has been granted ... Office for specimen manipulation methods incorporating a unique specimen ... This is the second company patent for EXpressLO ... Giannuzzi. , These complementary patents extend EXpressLO’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 2ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 3Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 2Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 3Droidles, the Social Network of Robots and Open Source Platform for the Internet of Things, Launches for Crowd Funding on IndieGoGo.com 2EXpressLO LLC Granted Second U.S. Patent for Innovative Specimen Preparation Methods 2
... CBM ) reports third quarter results for the period ... Reported sales decreased by 14.6%, and excluding the impact ...   Adjusted EBITDA was $8.5 million in the third quarter ... Debt, net of cash was $71.4 million at the end ...
... Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic ... the Company has been awarded a cash grant under the ... part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: CVAT, Berlin & Stuttgart: WTC) proudly announces ... Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticket symbol WTC. ... another milestone with the listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ... us gain visibility and support in the European market.  The ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 2Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 3Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 4Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 5Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 6Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 7Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 8Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results 9IRS Awards Cash Grant to Advanced Life Sciences Under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project 2IRS Awards Cash Grant to Advanced Life Sciences Under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project 3Listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange for CTI (http://ctinanotech.com) 2Listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange for CTI (http://ctinanotech.com) 3
...
... and Tissue Staining Kits are intended for ... of histological and cytological specimens. These kits ... manufactured by either R&D Systems or by ... the formation of the Avidin-Biotin Complex (ABC) ...
... jetSI-ENDO is an easy-to-use siRNA transfection ... out endogenous genes in a variety of ... comes with an optimized, straightforward protocol. High ... are obtained following transfection of 20 to ...
... is a tetramethylrhodamine-conjugated jetSI-ENDO (excitation ... 580 nm), the powerful siRNA ... used to determine the transfection ... delivery and trafficking of siRNAs. ...
Biology Products: