FARMR wrote:they are crossbred angus cattle. It seems that most farmers believe big pharmas propaganda. The drug companies are only trying to sell their product are are not there to help livestock or the farmer. In some cases the cure is worse than the disease.
I am in total disagreement. Not on the problem you stated with the vet and University, but on the convention of using a parasiticide. I know something or two about parasites. They can be some of the most disgusting creatures nature has invented. I have seen cattle in poor condition treated with a parasiticide turn into beautiful well conditioned animals that live a much more content and healthy life. I would not want to be in this business if I had animals suffering from parasites and could not do anything about it. Thanks to drug companies, I can fullfill my responsibilities to the animals in my care. If you don't have any parasites be thankful, but they are here, all manner of round worms, flatworms, ticks, flukes, mites, lice, etc. Many have life cycles that devastate the animals lungs, livers, digestive system and other organs. They may have a place in nature but I hate them in my animals including my blue healer which I also use ivermectin on.
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