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Could your calves be suffering, but not displaying symptoms?

May 8, 2016

Parasites, Pour-on and oral drench

Autumn is typically the time of year when pasture has the highest number of infective parasite larvae. This autumn we have seen a number of clinical parasitism cases (scouring calves, ill-thrift and death). In addition to this, there have been a number of co-morbidities induced by parasitism, such as Yersiniosis and Theileriosis.

Even calves not showing signs of parasitism will be having parasite burdens from approximately 3 weeks post treatment.

Give your calves the best chance of maximising weight gain by covering them for parasitism, and ensure autumn treatment intervals are no greater than 28 days apart.

MVS now has an extensive range of options available to farmers at very competitive prices.

Call in to check out our range and our young stock health promotion, which is running until 31st May. Any pour-on or drench sold for replacements, qualifies you for a 10% discount on injectable Copper, Selenium and Vitamin B12 and copper bullets purchased for replacements.