New Web site Focuses on Coccidiosis

New Web site Focuses on Coccidiosis

Here’s a place to get help with this common weaning-time disease.

Bruss Horn, DVM, and Dennis White, PhD, have launched a new website to provide beef producers detailed information on how to manage their weaning and stocker calves to control and prevent coccidiosis. 

The site, features information about products for prevention and treatment and management practices to help minimize the disease. The site shows pictures of animals with coccidiosis so producers can more easily identify the symptoms of the disease.  

If a producer wants a program to prevent the disease in weaning and stocker calves, a program is outlined including cost per head per day for the various products cleared by Food and Drug Administration for coccidiosis. Labeled doses for the various products are also listed. 

Coccidiosis most often occurs in the fall of the year around weaning time or when calves are commingled in preparation for turning out on wheat pasture.  Wet conditions and crowding, which stress the calves, are common problems and all of these issues are addressed on the Web site. The site also provides contact information for direct inquiries.

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