Small stock production: Prevent and control parasitic mites that cause sheep scab and goat mange

Mites are ectoparasites that feed on the skin of the host animal and cause severe itching. This leads to scratching, rubbing and biting which, in turn, damages the skin, the wool and the hide. Stripped of hair and wool, bare patches of inflamed skin are crusted with weeping wounds and…

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Livestock production: Watch for tick-borne diseases

Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a problem year-round in the tropics and sub tropics, and seasonally in regions with cold winters.¬†After good rains, when temperatures are still high, ticks are rampant. Dipping is the key to prevention of tick borne diseases. REDWATER Redwater is carried and transmitted by blue ticks…

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