University of Missouri researchers to tackle ticks in cattle

· August 29, 2017

It has been estimated that more than 80 percent of beef cattle are affected by ticks. Anaplasmosis, which is passed by ticks through their bite and saliva, infects the red blood cells and causes severe anemia, fever, and weight loss; it is known to be fatal. Currently, prevention and control of this disease involves chemical […]

Anaplasmosis: Not just a Southern cattle producer problem

· August 15, 2017

Think anaplasmosis can’t affect your herd? Think again. While the highest prevalence has generally been in the Southern states, anaplasmosis has been identified in all 50 states, and with increased cattle movement over the last decade the footprint has spread. It’s something cattle producers should be watching out for now through the fall. “Since the […]

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