Grassland management and helminth control on cattle farms

Forbes, A. (2017) Grassland management and helminth control on cattle farms. Livestock, 22(1), pp. 12-17. (doi: 10.12968/live.2017.22.1.12)

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Farmers manage their pastures and grazing animals primarily to ensure that swards provide adequate, quality nutrients to support animal performance, but it is also possible to provide useful levels of parasite control without compromising production. On cattle only farms the easiest options for the control of parasitic gastroenteritis in young cattle revolve around the avoidance of high risk pastures from July onwards. On many farms, silage/hay aftermaths that have not been grazed by cattle for 12 months or more can provide low risk fields on which cattle can thrive with minimal reliance on anthelmintics.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forbes, Dr Andrew
Authors: Forbes, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Livestock
Publisher:Mark Allen Group
Published Online:28 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 MA Healthcare Limited
First Published:First published in Livestock 2291): 12-17
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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