PREVALENCE OF CLINICALLY MANIFESTING FOOTROT IN CANTON SARAJEVO

Nasir Sinanović, Amel Ćutuk, Amir Zahirović, Denis Čamo, Agnesa Čoralić

Abstract


The aim of this study was to investigate clinicallly manifesting footrot in sheep. The monitoring was conducted during April – December, 2010 in the area of Canton Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Clinical monitoring included 9 flocks, with a total of 1.015 sheep of Pramenka breed, both males and females. Based on the severity of the foot lesions, we divide animals in three groups. The first group of sheep had lesions of the interdigital skin only. The second group of sheep had underrunning lesions in a small proportion of the feet. The third group of sheep were either walking on the knees or remained recumbent (underrunning lesions on most of the feet). During clinical observation, a total of 80 animals (7.88%) with clinically manifesting footrot were recorded. Within the first group 75% of animals were diseased, in the second group 20%, and in the third group 5% of the total number of animals with clinically manifesting disease.
Our results suggested that clinically manifesting footrot is widespread in Canton Sarajevo, and therefore it is necessary to undertake preventive and control measures against this contagious bacterial disease.

Key words: footrot, prevalence, clinical manifestation, Canton Sarajevo

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