CODD and other sheep ailments that pee you off

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
As stated by @livestock 1 any tips or remedies to help with the CODD symptoms? Had it bad in the ewes last back end and was a feckin nightmare at lambing! So frustrating when you can’t seem to cure it, formalin didn’t seem to help us at our place but that’s not to say it wouldn’t work somewhere else! Vet prescribed jabbing with Alamycin LA and Terramycin spray and isolate away from others but that not realistic at lambing when dealing with hundreds of ewes. Seem to be getting on top of it a bit now but it’s on going and to really pee you off some bought in ewes started showing signs of it within days of being on the place🤬
 

Gator

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
Location
Lancashire
As stated by @livestock 1 any tips or remedies to help with the CODD symptoms? Had it bad in the ewes last back end and was a feckin nightmare at lambing! So frustrating when you can’t seem to cure it, formalin didn’t seem to help us at our place but that’s not to say it wouldn’t work somewhere else! Vet prescribed jabbing with Alamycin LA and Terramycin spray and isolate away from others but that not realistic at lambing when dealing with hundreds of ewes. Seem to be getting on top of it a bit now but it’s on going and to really pee you off some bought in ewes started showing signs of it within days of being on the place🤬
Feel your pain, lambs here with scold :facepalm:
 

glensman

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Location
North Antrim
As stated by @livestock 1 any tips or remedies to help with the CODD symptoms? Had it bad in the ewes last back end and was a feckin nightmare at lambing! So frustrating when you can’t seem to cure it, formalin didn’t seem to help us at our place but that’s not to say it wouldn’t work somewhere else! Vet prescribed jabbing with Alamycin LA and Terramycin spray and isolate away from others but that not realistic at lambing when dealing with hundreds of ewes. Seem to be getting on top of it a bit now but it’s on going and to really pee you off some bought in ewes started showing signs of it within days of being on the place🤬
That's odd because amoxicillin is the appropriate treatment for codd along with footbathing to reduce transmission.
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Could see us walking into trouble over winter years ago when we had sheep. Gave them all one jab of footvax and it seemed to stall any further trouble so we could get on top of issues. Sure many will tell me why it was wrong or didn't work but it appeared to let us get ahead.
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer

Suggests Oxytet as treatment and formalin footbath to prevent spread. Formalin does not help with treatment.
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
+1
All vet advise and foot health bumff suggests amoxicillin (betamox LA) as the first line of attack, then zactran/draxxin and then micotil. Footbath in licospectin but not formalin
On Betamox now, get on a lot better with that, vet doesn’t like you to have lincospectin but depends what vet you speak to! Vet told my mrs that footbathing them spread it, didn’t see much improvement with draxxin! It’s a bitch of a thing, spreads like wild fire!! All bought in ewes separate from others and on fresh ground that’s not had sheep for a while but the ones that come with it don’t need to be amongst the others long before it starts spreading! Soon as I see lame now I jab but I got a hell of a account with the vet 🙈
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
If you use oxy la you have to be prepared to jab every other day until they're better according to Joe Angel who has done all the research (which may be 3 or 4 jabs)
Betamox la also likely to need more than 1 jab ime.

As far as footbathing, footvax, and the like goes, scold and footrot are often precursors to it so anything that controls these will help keep it under control at flock level, but don't necessarily do anything for existing cases.

I hear different opinions about footvax aside of codd, though haven't used it myself so interested in hearing views on this.
 

ISCO

Member
Location
North East
Our vet reckons 50% of flocks can control CODD with alamycin. If that does not work then 2 shots Betamox 48 hours apart plus formalin footbath.
If neither works then Zactran etc should control it.
We have isolated our lame sheep and done with alamycin as some have CODD and they seem to be recovering.
 

lizness

Member
Location
North East
Lots of differing treatments. We have been offered draxxin or using betamox injection plus the antibiotic footpath lincospectin 3 days in a row but instead of running through footpath make it up into a spray bottle and apply that way. It is a horrible thing and well worth getting on top of quickly and efficiently or it can go mad especially in housed sheep.
 

ford4000

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
north Wales
I had an outbreak over lambing time, as I couldn't catch the ewes and her lambs out in the field to treat and isolate them, I was going around the sheep 3 times a week catching anything that limped or even nodded while walking and injecting them with tylan. It worked very well, far better amoxicillin. Nearly all got better with one jab.
I've got rid of it before this time of year by treating with amoxicillin and isolating the infected ones. About half needed 2 jabs of L. A. amoxicillin though.
In my opinion, the important part of controlling it is remembering its not got "contagious" in its name for nothing. Infected ewes will infect others easily, especially in pens and gateways. Hydrated lime seems to help areas like this
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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