Perfect time for parasite control
Published 18/10/2011 | 05:00
Housing is one of the best times of the year for treating cattle against some of the more common internal and external parasites.
The cattle are close at hand and when they are treated they should, for the most part, remain clean for the rest of the winter. Feed, and in particular meal feed, is more expensive this year, and by having cattle that are clean of parasites you are going to get the best return for your money.
Any animal health store will stock a wide range of products that can be used, or you may have some product left over from earlier in the season. Products vary in price, what they control and how they are given to the animal.
However, regardless of what product you are going to use you need to ask yourself:
•Will Type II stomach worms be controlled?
•Will lice be covered?
•How convenient is it to give the product?
•How long after housing do I need to wait before giving the treatment?