Know your ticks and the diseases they bring

African and Asian blue ticks – African and Asiatic redwater and tick-borne gall sickness African farmers are constantly aware that ticks and tick-borne diseases can cause major problems in their herds. Ticks have a profound and negative impact on profitable animal production, causing enormous losses, both economical and physical. Ticks…

Continue Reading Know your ticks and the diseases they bring

Cattle production: Eliminate the ticks on your cattle

Ticks can seriously damage a cow’s udder and teats. Damaged teats are a primary reason for poor calf growth and underweight weaners (8 months). For every teat that’s damaged or destroyed the calf could be 25kg to 40kg lighter at weaning because the mother has less milk. If the beef…

Continue Reading Cattle production: Eliminate the ticks on your cattle

Scratching posts ward off parasites

The farm Kleinhoek, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, lies in an area with heartwater. So when Loodt Bücher acquired buffalo in 2014, he had to think of a plan to ward off external parasites. He started by experimenting with products available on the market. When he found that game…

Continue Reading Scratching posts ward off parasites

Livestock production: Tick control – a simple strategy to save animals and restore productivity to your herd

High tick loads cause severe production losses in livestock and reduce disease resistance. Ticks are also carriers of a number of potentially fatal, and flat-out fatal, tick-borne diseases. Millions of cattle die in the sub-region every year, because they have not been dipped – it’s a tragic, fundamental truth. But…

Continue Reading Livestock production: Tick control – a simple strategy to save animals and restore productivity to your herd

End of content

No more pages to load