Free sheep lameness workshops for farmers

MSD Animal Health is rolling out a series of free sheep lameness workshops around the country over the summer.

Part of the company’s Project LAMB initiative, the interactive ‘Lambs’ Learnings’ events will feature leading independent sheep vets and demonstrate to farmers methods for implementing a practical protocol for reducing the incidence of lameness in their flock.

“The proven five-point plan gives sheep producers a clear lameness management strategy for the future and our aim is to help farmers implement it on their own farm,” said initiative organiser Sean Riches from MSD Animal Health.

“Implemented correctly, it builds a flock’s resilience to disease through culling persistently lame animals, reduces the infection challenge on the farm and establishes immunity through vaccination.”

The workshops are free to attend. For more detail on meeting content and to register for a local event visit:  www.lambslearnings.co.uk

 

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