Ark Veterinary Centre

Look out for Lungworm!

Aug 23, 2018
Look out for Lungworm!

The SAC have reported their first case of parasitic pneumonia in a six month old weaned calf with a high burden of lungworm.

Suspect lungworm if there is coughing or respiratory distress in grazing cattle, particularly first season grazing calves at grass.

Give us a call to discuss your worming protocol.

As overuse of anthelmintics may potentially limit exposure to lungworm larvae to such an extent that cattle remain susceptible to infection, it may be advisable to consider vaccination prior to their second year at grass.

 

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