Posts Tagged: lungworm

Looking ahead to turnout

As turnout approaches, we move our attention from diseases of housing (pneumonia, lice and ringworm) to those more prevalent during grazing and what we may do to lessen the risk or impact of these diseases to optimise herd performance in the forthcoming months. The primary diseases we concern ourselves with for this time of year are lungworm, leptospirosis and clostridial diseases

Lungworm, not just a disease of youngstock

Lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus), also referred to as ‘husk’, largely affects first-time grazing youngstock causing reduced growth rates, increased risk of secondary bacterial pneumonia, and death in severe cases. However, the disease is not limited to youngstock and can cause significant production loss in adult cattle if they become infected. Lifecycle The lungworm lifecycle is similar… Read more »