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Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Internal Parasites Affecting Beef Cattle Parasites, both internal and external, can affect production and cause disease in Canadian beef cattle. Effective parasite control in beef cattle is an important part of maintaining health, welfare and production...
Source: Oklahoma State University, Robert W. Barker, Bill Stacey, Russell Wright The beef cattle industry in Oklahoma loses millions of dollars annually due to external parasites.  These losses result from reduced performance due to blood loss, irritation and annoyance.  Indirectly, diseases...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Fly Pests Have flies been bothering your livestock? Fly control can help keep cattle happy, healthy, and productive. Fly Identification In order to put fly mitigation steps in place, identifying the type of fly or flies bothering your livestock...
Source: South Dakota State University Written collaboratively by Written collaboratively by Joe Darrington, former SDSU Extension Livestock Environment Associate and Taylor Grussing, former SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. Deworming Use of dewormer compounds can significantly improve the average level of production; however,...
Source: Cornell University General Management Keep hay and grain off of the ground and in feeders. Keep animals out of the feeders. Keep water high enough that your animals cannot defecate in it. Feed 130% of daily protein requirement for...
Source: University of Wisconsin, Sandra Stuttgen Parasitic worms of cattle include the nematodes Ostertagia, Cooperia, and Haemonchus. The worm’s life cycle occurs within cattle and on grass. Worm reproduction occurs within cattle intestines. Eggs and the first two larval stages...
Source: University of Maryland Many producers are aware that gastrointestinal parasites can reduce cattle performance, and accordingly, take measures to protect their animals.  Gastrointestinal parasites are typically controlled through application of drugs called anthelmintics (dewormers).  There are three major dewormer...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Robert M. Corwin Department of Veterinary Microbiology College of Veterinary Medicine Richard F. Randle Commercial Agriculture Program Although there are many species of worm parasites harbored in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts of cattle, only a few target species are...
Source: Zoetis news release For cattle producers and veterinarians concerned about the efficacy of their parasite control programs, Zoetis introduces Valcor (doramectin and levamisole injection), the first and only combination endectocide in the United States designed for use against internal...
Source: Brent Credille, D.V.M., Ph.D., Food Animal Health and Management Program, University of Georgia Internal parasites represent a source of significant economic loss in almost all segments of beef production. The implementation of an internal parasite control program can lead...
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