Latest News From Parasite Control

3 Universities Join CDC Midwest Center’s Effort Against Disease-Bearing Ticks and Mosquitoes

Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame have joined the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases. One of the labs will target Culex mosquitoes, carriers of West Nile virus.

Effective Strategies to Control Internal Parasites

Research has shown weaning weights can be increased by over 30 pounds and pregnancy rates by over 10% by deworming cows in the spring and again in mid-summer.

Crypto in Calves: Better Managed with a Shovel than a Needle

As one of the top scourges to calf raisers, cryptosporidium is an ever-present challenge that rarely takes a holiday.

Anaplasmosis: People, Ticks and Certain Flies

Producers may not know they have an anaplasmosis problem until they see dead cows or bulls older than 2-years of age. The disease can be devastating because it targets the older stock.    

Veterinary Viewpoints: Controlling Internal Parasites In Sheep And Goats

Gastrointestinal parasites cause significant economic losses and are listed in the top three fatal conditions in sheep and goats.

Managing Parasite Resistance

Parasite control remains economically important, but strategies are evolving.

Fly Control Strategies for Beef Cattle

The wet spring has certainly provided favorable breeding conditions for flies. As we progress into the summer it is evident that fly pressure is and will be heavy.

Dealing with the Big 4 Parasites in Cattle

Worms, flies, ticks and lice are all costly to beef producers.

Deworming cows prior to spring turnout can prevent egg shedding and improve overall herd health and productivity.
Worms in the cow herd

Veterinarians and producers generally recognize that control of internal parasites is critical and cost-effective, particularly in calves and replacement heifers. In the mature cow herd, however, where the effects of pa