Sheep and farm level factors associated with contagious ovine digital dermatitis: A longitudinal repeated cross-sectional study of sheep on six farms



Angell, Joseph, Grove-White, Dai ORCID: 0000-0002-5969-5535 and Duncan, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-1370-3085
(2015) Sheep and farm level factors associated with contagious ovine digital dermatitis: A longitudinal repeated cross-sectional study of sheep on six farms. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 122 (1-2). 107 - 120.

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Abstract

Contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) is a cause of severe lameness in sheep in the UK currently affecting approximately 50% of farms. Six farms were studied in North Wales to investigate (1) the prevalence dynamics of CODD, (2) the association between sheep with CODD and potential risk factors and (3) the impact of CODD on lameness in sheep. The farms were visited at approximately two-month intervals between June 2012 and October 2013 and 6515 sheep were examined. The mean sheep level prevalence of CODD varied between farms (2.5–11.9%). Within farms, prevalence may increase in the late summer/early autumn and after housing. Environmental risk factors included larger flocks, lowland pasture, lush pasture and poached pasture. Co-infection of a foot with footrot was strongly associated with CODD in that foot (OR: 7.7 95% CI: 3.9–15.5 P

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contagious ovine digital dermatitis, CODD, Footrot, Sheep, Welfare, Lameness
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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 11:14
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2021 13:11
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2015.09.016
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2040879