Control parasites to thwart pasture buildup

Control parasites to thwart pasture buildup

Bovine Veterinarian

Spring parasite control — while ultimately helping to protect herd health and performance — is more about reducing levels of pasture contamination than curing sick animals.1

“Only 5-10% of parasites in the total system are actually in cattle at any given time,”1 explains Frank Hurtig, DVM, Merial. “A single cow can pass millions of parasite eggs during the grazing season,1 which is how the remaining 90-95% of parasites end up on pastures — set to infect grazing cattle.”

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