Roundworms May Be Weighing Down Your Herd

Roundworms May Be Weighing Down Your Herd

Angus Beef Bulletin

Roundworm populations cause a great deal of irritation to a cow’s stomach, often leading to suppressed appetite, reduced feed intake and a negative impact on overall herd performance. “Internal parasites are not as top-of-mind as external parasites, likely because they leave no visible impacts,” says Joe Gillespie, veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim. “However, roundworms can significantly impact herd profitability, and are more prevalent than many producers may realize.”

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