Footrot is a widespread problem on sheep farms and is estimated to cost the country $100 million per year in lost production. Apart from direct remedial treatment, one of the main ways to reduce the problem is by breeding sheep that are resistant to the condition. A blood test can tell if a sheep has natural resistance to the disease.
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Reference: Paul Martin, Lifestyle farming in New Zealand. Nelson: Craig Potton Publishing, 2006, p. 104
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