Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

‘Footrotting’ a sheep

‘Footrotting’ a sheep

A sheep’s hoof needs trimming to prevent it from becoming misshapen. When ‘footrotting’ a sheep, its hoof is pared to remove infected material and areas where infection can establish.

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How to cite this page:

Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Sheep footrot and poisonous plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17428/footrotting-a-sheep (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008