Parasites

Kindergarteners and calves: An unlikely association

Anyone who has been around a group of kindergarteners knows that sniffles and coughing are commonplace. While there may not be a way to prevent this, for weaned calves facing the same “kindergarten effect,” preconditioning can help reduce morbidity. FULL STORY »

Deworming spring-born calves (audio)

It's important to deworm spring-born calves even though producers don't like working cattle in the heat and humidity. Kevin Laurent, Extension Beef Cattle Associate, discusses how to cope with the weather and the importance of deworming. FULL STORY »

Parasite population dynamics

A common question veterinarians receive is, “When is the best time of year to deworm the cowherd, if I’m only going to deworm one time?” To answer this question requires a basic understanding of parasite population dynamics. FULL STORY »

Rain brings relief and new problems to livestock producers

Much needed rains breaking a long, dry period should have livestock producers on the lookout for increased incidences of internal parasites and hoof problems FULL STORY »

Parasites can rob heifer growth

If the goal with a beef or dairy heifer is put a certain age and weight on them to prepare them for first breeding and conception, don’t throw a wrench in the whole works by ignoring the damage parasites can do to the process. FULL STORY »

Cattle Parasite Control & Chemical Resistance

Are there lessons about worm control that we can learn from sheep producers?
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Parasites can rob heifer growth

Before turning your heifers out to pasture this spring, you might consider deworming them. Parasites can have a severe impact on heifer growth and development. Learn more parasites in dairy heifers, the need to deworm and timing of deworming. FULL STORY »

Parasites can rob heifer growth

Encourage deworming beef and dairy heifers to prepare them for breeding. FULL STORY »

Parasites rob profits

Clinical parasitism in cattle has obvious effects such as anorexia, interference with digestion, anemia, bottle jaw, increased gut motility and disruption of fluid and mineral homeostasis (diarrhea) and a rough hair coat. FULL STORY »

Parasites rob profits

Clinical parasitism in cattle has obvious effects such as anorexia, interference with digestion, anemia, bottle jaw, increased gut motility and disruption of fluid and mineral homeostasis (diarrhea) and a rough hair coat. FULL STORY »

Vaccination and parasite control

Even if producers do everything else by the book for vaccination, if they don’t control parasites and monitor nutrition, they may be throwing that investment away. FULL STORY »

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