Do you trust your clinical skills to detect subtle changes linked to reduced fertility in your rams pre-tupping? Yet, you are certainly aware of the catastrophic consequences of using sub-fertile rams.
Sheep lameness can cause severe problems in many flocks and understandably remains an area of concern for many shepherds and smallholders. The change in weather towards milder winters and wetter summers means the prevalence of lameness has increased. In the past few years there has been growing evidence that lameness should be managed by methods that contradict the traditional approaches which can lead to confusion so we hope that this article can help clarify the approaches to treatment and prevention.