Lameness is one of the most important welfare issues in sheep keeping. This invaluable book has been designed to assist all those who keep sheep in controlling lameness and in maintaining a flock with sound healthy feet. A comprehensive reference work for all sheepkeepers. Written by an experienced veterinary surgeon and acknowledged specialist in sheep medicine. Covers all the main causes of sheep lameness, including foot, joint and leg. Emphasizes the importance of accurate diagnosis and the control of infectious forms of lameness. Examines the equipment needed for efficient foot care. Presents a detailed consideration of correct methods of treatment and control including foot trimming, footbaths and foot-bathing chemicals and the use of vaccine and antibiotics.