Watch for foot prob­lems

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Farming -

like scald or footrot if an­i­mals are in wet grass and/or hu­mid con­di­tions. Trim and clean out any ar­eas af­fected by footrot, then bathe in a 10% zinc sul­phate so­lu­tion (add zinc sul­phate un­til it stops dis­solv­ing). If one an­i­mal has footrot, give all an­i­mals a foot bath. Soak for 20 min­utes, then put some­where clean (prefer­ably a con­creted area) un­til the hooves are dry.

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