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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: 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: 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: Alabama University, Kelly Palmer, Sonja Swiger, Nancy Hinkle, and Kelly Loftin Beef cattle production represents a multibillion dollar industry in the southeastern United States. External parasites (ectoparasites) are those that live and feed on the outside of the animal....
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...
Dr. Tim Nickel, Technical Services Veterinarian, Bovine, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc. Article Summary: Management practices – pasture management, stocking density having animals in good condition – can help reduce parasite populations in both the environment and the animal....
Tim Nickel - Bovine Technical Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc. Article Summary: It would be fair to assume a Canadian cattle herd has worms rather than assume they are worm-free. Young animals tend to have higher burdens,...
Dr. Tim Nickel, Technical Services Veterinarian, Bovine, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc. Article Summary: In any robust parasite control program, there should be both management and treatment options. Animals that have all their nutritional needs met are better able...
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