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Identifying Parasites in your cattle is key

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You wouldn’t think it, but there is a downside to the increase of cattle producers becoming more vigilant with deworming treatments. I know that sounds counterintuitive but try to follow the way I am drifting. As we see the uptick in producers taking the time to deworm their herds, the obvious signs of parasites are becoming less common.  Eventually, you will see the subtle effects of parasites in your herd. They will show up as poor performance and low weight gains. So, what can you do to make sure you are staying on top of it?

Dr. DL Step is a professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim. He talks about his tips for developing a deworming program which boosts herd performance and profitability. Dr. Step says there are two ways a parasite can exist in your animals.

There are several variables when trying to decide on the timing of your deworming regimen. Dr. Step says you should be in close partnership with your veterinarian to develop the intricacies of your plan.

Dr. Step says you can get the most benefit from a long-lasting dewormer.

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