Possible Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica)

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Lucky_P

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Murray, for the most part, the typical nematode parasites (worms) that we see in cattle here in the US are not 'life-threatening'... I don't generally even consider or recommend deworming adult cattle over 2.5-3 yrs of age. But... liver flukes are a different story... if you are running cattle in an area where they are endemic... regular treatment is probably needed.
Albendazole (Valbazen) and Ivomec Plus/F(ivermectin+clorsulon) are probably the two most commonly used anthelminthics in the USA that have activity against liver flukes.
 

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Murray, for the most part, the typical nematode parasites (worms) that we see in cattle here in the US are not 'life-threatening'... I don't generally even consider or recommend deworming adult cattle over 2.5-3 yrs of age. But... liver flukes are a different story... if you are running cattle in an area where they are endemic... regular treatment is probably needed.
Albendazole (Valbazen) and Ivomec Plus/F(ivermectin+clorsulon) are probably the two most commonly used anthelminthics in the USA that have activity against liver flukes.
Thank you for clarification.

Perhaps we will hear good news soon then!
 

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