Watch Livestock For Foot Rot

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Damp Pastures Promote Foot Rot in Livestock

By Les Harrison
Wakulla County Extension Director

Tropical Storm Debby is headed out to sea, but the many problems she caused are still here.  One of particular concern to livestock owners is foot rot.

It is a frequent problem of beef and dairy cattle, but can affect goats, horses and swine.  The source of this disease is bacterial with stock especially susceptible in poorly drained, muddy pens and pastures, the kind left behind by Tropical Storm Debby. To learn more…

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