Producers should focus more on parasite control and less on medicated feeds for dealing with diseases.
For many years, the biggest questions producers faced in controlling internal parasites related to timing.
Veterinarians and producers in western states should be on the lookout for signs of vesicular stomatitis (VS), which in recent years has been reported in states across the western United States.
Anaplasmosis and pinkeye can negatively impact the health, performance, and profit potential of the cattle operation. These control measures can help.
In his cow herd, Missouri rancher Mike John uses a long-acting injectable and pasture rotation to keep parasites under control.
The occurrence of anaplasmosis has been shown to be more widespread in the United States than once thought, underscoring the need for cattle producers to be aware of causes for and clinical signs of the disease.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus, most years presents a serious disease challenge to horses and other equines during the summer and fall months.
With grass turnout comes exposure to parasites that have overwintered either in the pasture or in the cattle themselves.