Horn Flies

Insect control proves essential in livestock production

Fly season is in full swing, and a Purdue Extension entomologist says insect control is essential as these pests can lead to disease and decreased growth rates in livestock. FULL STORY »

Fly control on cattle is critical

The economic loss due to fly infestation in cattle herds has been well documented. FULL STORY »

Summertime horn fly control in the grazing cattle herd

K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses summertime horn fly control in the grazing cattle herd, and the latest advice on dealing with horn fly resistance to the insecticidal ear tags that most producers use. FULL STORY »

Best management practices for fly control

It’s that time of year when all livestock producers should be implementing fly management strategies. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Those Pesky Flies

Middle of summer, rain, and flies are everywhere. Flies are a major cause of discomfort and diseases of cattle and horses. The biting flies are especially troublesome. Other non-biting flies around the face contribute to pink eye problems as pink eye is caused by a bacteria, moraxella bovis. FULL STORY »

Best management practices for fly control

It’s that time of year when all livestock producers should be implementing fly management strategies. There are several management decisions that can be made that will greatly decrease fly populations in and around livestock facilities. FULL STORY »

Timely Topics: Pinkeye In Cattle

Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease affecting the eyes of cattle. The name describes the redness and inflammation of the lining of the eyelid and eyeball, an early sign of the disease. This common disease can vary in its severity from year to year. FULL STORY »

Since Flies Can Decrease Cattle Gains, Invest Time & Effort In Control Methods

Think how much aggravation 200 flies biting and flying around you would create. No wonder research shows that blood-sucking horn flies can reduce calf weaning weights by up to 20 pounds and reduce gains on stocker cattle by 25 pounds per head when flies are not controlled. FULL STORY »

CattleSense: Stocker Strategies

Stocker operators are well aware that current strong calf prices equate into a high level of front-end investment for their summer enterprises. Under these conditions, it may seem that the last thing anyone would want to do is spend more money. FULL STORY »

Combating The Hazards Of Horn & Face Flies

Spring is just around the corner, and with it is another invasion of troublesome flies. Keep in mind that some flies do more than distract cattle; the seasonal increase in horn and face flies can seriously affect the health and selling weight of your animals. FULL STORY »

Fly Control Measures

You should not wait until a problem exists to begin a fly control program. Flies are among the most difficult pests to control. A good program needs to be in place before fly numbers increase. Often flies are hidden during a portion of their lifecycle making them undetectable. FULL STORY »

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