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Apr 08

Itchy Cattle

MicroscopeSymptoms of itchiness and hair loss in housed cattle at this time of the year may be a sign of lice infection. However other causes such as cattle scab and other types of mites should also be considered.

Lice may be seen on the skin if you look carefully however to confirm, bring us a sample of any scabs and hair (include crusty material around the base of the hair) from the affected area and we can examine this under the microscope – this ensures that the appropriate treatment is given.

 

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