Control Lameness Before Joining for Better Lambing Results

BOGGY CONDITIONS LEAD TO LAMENESS
With joining just around the corner, many producers are working to get their ewes and rams in the best condition to optimise conception rates and lay the foundation for another successful lambing period next winter. However, little reprieve from the wet and boggy conditions throughout most of the year has seen a significant increase in in reports of lameness and hoof issues, especially in sheep.

LAMENESS IS DETRIMENTAL TO JOINING
Hoof infection and lameness can be detrimental to joining in several ways. Most noticeably, lameness can seriously hinder mobility reducing grazing time and the capability to selectively feed. Furthermore, a ram and ewe’s inclination and capacity to serve and be served is greatly diminished. On top of this, a combination of the activation of the immune system, to help fight infection, and increased stress can significantly disrupt ewe fertility.

CONTROL LAMENESS OVER SUMMER
The period from late spring to the end of summer is the perfect time to control hoof infections, as a combination of warmer and drier conditions (in most part) can assist with getting livestock off their feet and giving hooves the opportunity to dry out. Supporting hoof pairing with mineral supplementation and foot bathing has been shown to deliver the best results, especially when performed during the drier months.

SHORT AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION
Feeding affected or at-risk livestock a mineral supplement fortified with Biotin, organic and inorganic zinc and iodine can provide both short and long-term hoof health benefits. In StockMins-Hoof n Horn, elevated levels of organic and inorganic zinc and therapeutic levels of iodine and vitamin E can help fight infection, repair damaged tissue and strengthen the hoof in the short term, while Biotin promotes healthy hoof growth and structure that may assist hoof integrity in the wetter months.

STOCKMINS-HOOF N HORN
StockMins-Hoof n Horn is a high specification weatherproof granular, loose-lick supplement specifically designed to be fed to livestock to repair hoof damage, fortify hooves and chitinous tissue, and boost immunity during times of high production and stress. It is the perfect supplement to support ewe and ram joining preparations this summer.

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