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Investigations into the microbiological causes and effective control of foot rot - AW1007

Description
The objective of this research is to reduce the prevalence of foot rot in sheep by identifying the causal organisms, developing theoretical intervention programmes and then testing a practicable contropl strategy. This research will reduce teh level of lameness in the national flock. It addresses the MAFF and Welsh Office policy to adopt the highest possible welfare standards for the keeping of farmed livestock. The study will increase our knowledge of foot rot pathogens and our understanding of how to control it. The results will be used to inform the scientific community and the sheep industry about the cuases of foot rot and its control.
Objective
01: Strain and species identification of bacteria causing foot rot.
02: Assessment of farmer knowledge of foot rot control
03: Use of theoretical models to develop an intervention study.
04: Testing intervention study.
05: Final revision to theoretical models of intervention.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Investigations into the microbiological causes and effective control of foot rot   (355k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2003

Cost: £186,141
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Warwick
Keywords
Animal Diseases              
Animal Health              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Welfare