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Fall Strategies for Managing Internal Parasites

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Internal parasites can influence the health, productivity, and vitality of cattle, sheep, and goats. Their affects are most significantly seen in younger animals, as there is a level of immunity that gets acquired with age. Managing parasites is not only about choosing a good dewormer, but also about formulating a complete program for control. The parasites we are focusing on are primarily the stomach and intestinal worms. The most common and harmful of these include Ostertagia, Cooperia, Haemonchus, and Trichostrongylus. Practices established to control these also will address the other internal parasites. These parasites have evolved to maximize their reproductive...

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