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Prevention of Stomach Parasites in Cattle
Livestock are not provided with medicines for stomach worms or internal parasites due to lack of awareness. This results in weakening of the animals as well as causing financial loss in the animal husbandry.
Worms in the stomach of the cattle are one of the biggest issues. It will also be profitable for animal husbandry, if the cattle are given the deworming medicines. In the case of stomach worms in cattle, worms consume 30% to 40% of the food; this can be minimized with the help of the right medicines.
Symptoms of stomach worms in cattle:
• If cattle start to eat mud.
• Cattle appear sluggish and weak.
• Smelly, watery and green diarrhea.
• Dark reddish coloured blood and worms appears in dung.
• Body growth decreases and stomach size increases even in the case of fodder consumption.
• Loss of blood.
• Sudden reduction in milk
• Troubled pregnancy.
• Appropriate medications should be given in every three months to prevent stomach worms.
• Provide medication only after examining the dung that should be collected in a small container.
• Medication should only be given to sick and weak cattle after medical assessment by a veterinarian.
• Deworming medicine should be given to cattle before vaccination and not after vaccination
• Do not give the medication right away after the vaccination; it should be given 15 days later.
• Give the deworming medicine only after veterinarian's consultation.
• Fresh fodder and grains should be fed to cattle.
• Provide clean drinking water.
Source: Gaon Connection
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