AHDB Beef & Lamb: Focusing on footrot and preparing for lambing

Episode 386,   Feb 06, 2023, 07:00 AM

In this episode of the Food & Farming podcast, AHDB’s Knowledge Exchange Manager Emma Steele joins Dr Liz Nabb. They discuss the management and control of lameness in sheep, focusing on footrot vaccination which Liz looked at in her recently completed AHDB funded PhD whilst also covering the five-point plan.  

With lambing just around the corner for many, they also briefly discuss top tips for lambing 2023 in the wake of reported iodine shortages and reinforce the importance of good quality colostrum for newborn lambs. This podcast is in support of this month’s #ColostrumIsGold campaign. Find out more here: colostrumisgold.org 

Dr Liz Nabb is a Veterinary Investigation Officer (VIO) at APHA following 16 years as a practising farm vet in North Devon and then recently completing her AHDB and BBSRC funded PhD at University of Birmingham looking at the footrot vaccine in sheep.  

Useful links:
·         Watch Liz’s webinar on her PhD results and managing lameness AHDB Beef & Lamb: Managing lameness in sheep inc. vaccinating against footrot - YouTube

·         Read our information on Reducing lameness for Better Returns | AHDB

·         Read our information on Reducing lamb losses for Better Returns | AHDB

·         #ColostrumIsGold https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/colostrum-management-for-lambs

·         Order hard-copy publications here: AHDB Beef & Lamb Order Form | AHDB