Impact assessment

Control of footrot in small ruminants of Nepal

Date released
23 January 2001
Publication Code

Ross McLeod


Footrot, a bacterial disease which attacks the feet of sheep and goats causing lameness and high levels of flock mortality, was endemic in the western districts of Nepal. As a result of the collaborative efforts between Nepalese, Australian and British scientists within ACIAR projects AS2/1991/017 and AS2/1996/021, the virulent form of this disease has been erradicated from the livestock industries of the country. The economic benefits stemming from this achievement are described and quantified in this report.