Living the Country Life

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Liver flukes are a big parasite concern for cattle owners
Radio interview source: Frank Hurtig, Veterinarian, Merial   Listen here to the radio mp3 or read below Liver flukes have a more complex life cycle than any other parasite that affects cattle...
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Disease is transmitted by ticks and shared needles, and hits hard in the fall
Fall is here, which means it is time for cattlemen to watch their herds for signs of anaplasmosis. This disease, which appears most often in the fall months, can be devastating to some herds if not...
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Keeping chickens can be a wonderful hobby for any acreage owner, but like with any animal, things can go wrong. Here are some common problems, along with explanations and solutions.
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Parasites in the chicken house can harm your birds if you're not diligent in detection and prevention. Mites and lice can do a lot of damage to a flock. Radio interview source: Teresa Morishita...
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Cattle that are constantly itching and rubbing themselves may be infested with lice. Left untreated, your cattle are more susceptible to illness and reduced weight gain. Radio interview source: Dr....
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When cattle graze in pastures, there are parasites just waiting to infect them. It's important to treat cattle for parasites to maintain the animals' health and save money. Radio interview...
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Horses that develop neurologic problems may have been bitten by a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus. There is no way to prevent all mosquito bites, but a vaccination will protect your horse from...
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A horse that eats hay or pasture most likely has tapeworms. It's not possible to completely get rid of these parasites, but you can prevent them from getting out of control. Radio interview...
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It's a constant battle to protect your horses from parasites. Recognizing the signs of a worm infection and knowing when and how to treat your horse is critical for his health. Radio interview...
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When barnyard and house flies get out of hand, both animals and people suffer. Stable and horn flies bite and at high enough populations cause animals discomfort. Even pesky house flies, which are...

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