Look out for limping livestock

Tuesday, June 21st 2022
  • Foot abscess have been a concern for producers with many livestock succumbing after weeks spent standing on wet ground and damp pasture. (Photo: Lou Baskind).
  • This foot abscess has erupted through the toe of the affected sheep (Photo: NSW DPI).

    With the unseasonably wet conditions this year, livestock have been spending significant time standing on wet ground, surrounded by damp pasture. For some livestock, standing around on wet ground has resulted in the softening of their hooves and the tissue between the claws of the foot leaving them prone to bacterial infection and subsequent foot abscess in one or multiple feet.

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