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Pest Control

Pests can spread disease amongst livestock, impacting their health and producers' bottom line. The horn fly, for instance, damages the hide of livestock and costs Canadian cattle producers millions of dollars per year, and American producers well over 800 million dollars (Canadian).

Topics:
Fly Control
Pesticide-Limited Pest Control
Parasites

Fly Control

Feedlot Fly Control
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Australia
The congested nature of feedlots, coupled with warm weather and moisture, is thought to form an ideal breeding ground for flies. Besides carrying infectious diseases, flies may also affect cattle performance. Read about approaches to feedlot fly control.

Rodent Control

Control of Mice
Alberta Agriculture and Food
Reducing the economic impact of mice on your farm.

Rat Control
Alberta Agriculture and Food
Recognizing the presence of rats and developing rat control measures.

Pesticide-Limited Pest Control

Pesticide Risk Reduction and Minor Use Programs
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
A federal initiative to help producers access so-called reduced-risk and minor use pesticides.

Parasites

Intestinal Roundworms of Cattle
Alberta Agriculture and Food
What types of roundworms infect cattle? What harm do they cause? What are their lifecycles? What are the symptoms of roundworm infection?

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