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Challenge Sheep Meeting – lameness and its impact on replacements – Devon

November 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

By kind permission of Phil Pearse

With 82 per cent of lameness coming from an infectious cause, good management which minimises the spread of disease is essential. Lameness causes serious financial losses to the sheep industry and, while it may not be possible to eradicate lameness entirely, producers who understand the condition and its many causes can reduce the physical and financial impacts of having lame animals on farm. This event will run through the common causes of lameness and the impact on replacements. Attendees are encouraged to bring estimates of number of sheep treated for lameness in the last 12 months and antibiotic usage for anonymous discussion.


12:00pm Arrival and Introduction with Emily Gascoigne – Challenge Sheep Facilitator and Summary of Challenge Sheep since the last meeting with Phil Pearse, Host farmer

12:15pm The common cause of lameness in sheep, economic and welfare impact – Emily Gascoigne

12:45pm The Five Point Plan for lameness – Emily Gascoigne

1:15pm Light lunch

1:45pm Lameness at Park Farm and antibiotic usage – Nicky Robinson, Lucy Morgan, Summerleaze Vets, Axminster with Phil Pearse

2:15pm Antibiotic auditing on commercial sheep flocks – Emily Gascoigne

2:45pm Q & A, details of next Challenge Sheep Meeting

3:00pm Close

To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ku.gr1547655367o.bdh1547655367a@stn1547655367eve.e1547655367k1547655367

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.


November 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Axminster, Devon EX13 7TB United Kingdom
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