Describe foot rot under the following sub-heading;

Describe foot rot under the following sub-heading;

i)Animals affected                   (1 mark)

  • Cattle, sheep, goats

ii)causal organism                     (1mark)

  • bacteria

iii)Symptoms of attack           (4marks)

  • foot becomes swollen
  • lameness is observed
  • presence of pus and rotten smell on foot around hooves
  • emaciation
  • animal lies down when hind quarters are affected

iv)Control measures                (4marks)

  • avoid damp and muddy conditions
  • carry out regular foot examination and hoof trimming
  • treat wounds on feet with antiseptics
  • isolation of sick animals
  • keep sheep in dry clean area

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