Evaluation of Parasite Control Programs for Beef Cow-Calf Operations
This project will describe the epidemiology of parasites in cow-calf pairs pastured in Ontario to determine the most appropriate time for anthelmintic use. It will also compare the economics of the use of ivermectin and fenbendazole anthelmintics in an Ontario cow-calf herd and attempt to determine if there is any evidence for anthelmintic resistance. By determining the most appropriate anthelmintic for use in this climate, producers can help improve animal health and welfare. However, by comparison of two anthelmintics with an untreated control, the cost or benefit of each product can be determined and most economical recommendations can be provided to producers.
Expected Completion: 2015
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