Last year I participated in a Small Ruminant Foot Health Webinar Series where I was introduced to the topic of using zinc sulphate foot baths to control hoof rot and scald in sheep and goats. It seemed like a lot of work and expense so we did not do it at the time and have continue to use zinc sulphate topically as well as injected antibiotics to control the hoof rot and scald in our animals (mostly scald in the goats). But it keeps coming back so at the start of mud season this year we will follow their protocol. Hopefully it will work because we will not be culling the animals it does not work on. All the goats today got hoof trimming and time in the warm foot bath.
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