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Sheep Footcare

This one day course will allow trainees to gain confidence in the care of sheep's feet and is for anyone responsible for the care of them. The workshop covers the most common causes of lameness in sheep, their identification, treatment, and prevention.


Course prerequisite: None

Certificating Body: Lantra or Vale Training

Course Length: 1 day

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £120 + Certification Cost

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe normal ovine locomotion
  • Recognise lameness
  • List the key features of ovine foot anatomy
  • Understand the theory of foot trimming
  • Safely restrain a sheep for examination and trimming of feet.
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge of foot trimming practically
  • Recognise the causes of foot lameness in sheep (Foot rot, Ovine Digital Dermatitis, Strawberry Foot rot)
  • Describe the appropriate trimming techniques and other treatments for the common causes of foot lameness in sheep
  • Describe the preventative methods for reducing lameness incidence in sheep.

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