Maestanyglwyden, Penybont, Oswestry

Focus Site Project: Tackling mastitis in ewes

Project aims and objectives:

The main aim of the project is to determine which factors are responsible for mastitis incidence at Maestanyglwyden; specifically exploring how BCS and weather (ambient temperature and rainfall) affects the incidence of mastitis. The project will also focus on implementing good hygiene practices throughout the lambing shed, ensure good nutrition, and also boost the immunity of the ewes by vaccinating with a mastitis vaccine (Vimco), with the aim of reducing antibiotic usage on farm. 


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