The traditional and most convenient way of treating sheep for footrot is by using a shallow concrete bath, installed beside the draughting race in a sheep yard. As the sheep are driven through, their feet are washed in the bath’s disinfecting solution. The sheep in this 1957 photograph are walking through a bath which probably contained a bluestone (copper sulfate) or formaline solution.
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Reference: AANR 6329 66 G846
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