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Prevalence and therapeutic management of footrot in sheep from Sholapur District of Maharashtra.


Out of 860 sheep, 100 showed severe lameness with foot lesions which were highly indicative of footrot. The disease was confirmed by demonstration of B. nodusus in the pus smears stained with Gram's method. Thirty affected sheep randomly divided into 3 groups 10 sheep in each group. Ist group treated with Dicrysticin S @ 250-500 mg/sheep intramuscular and Nitrofurazon ointment locally for 5-10 days which showed 80% recovery. Group IInd treated with Tectona grandis oil and Cocus nucifera oil 10 gm each once a day topically showed 75% recovery whereas IIIrd group treated with Gymnema sylvestre leaves paste twice daily for 10 days showed 90% recovery rate. The prevalence of footrot in present study recorded was 11.62%. Overall recovery percent observed was 81.66% with above treatment regimes.