Kernow Farm & Equine will host a discussion on the management of lameness in sheep flocks and the latest advice on vaccinating sheep against it.

The event will take place in Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Bodmin, Cornwall, on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 7:00p.m until 9:00p.m.

Organised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Kernow Farm & Equine will discuss the issues with Dr. Liz Nabb of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Nabb recently completed her PhD looking into whether a flock-specific bivalent serogroup vaccine against footrot was more effective than Footvax at reducing new cases of lameness and antibiotic usage on farm.

Topics of discussion at the event will include:

  • Various causes of lameness in sheep;
  • Controlling and managing lameness in your flock with the five point plan;
  • Research results: how the vaccines performed and their impact on antibiotic use;
  • Latest advice from research on use of vaccines for lameness control.


From 7.00p.m on the day, refreshments and a light supper will be provided for attendees on arrival.

At 7:30p.m, the meeting will begin and will run until 9:00p.m.

The event is the result of a collaboration between AHDB and Kernow Farm & Equine, and is sponsored by Provita Animal Health.

This event is free to attend and those interested in booking should contact Kernow Farm & Equine.