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Get ahead of lice with a plan to control the population

  The winter of 2016-17 was a challenge for controlling lice in the beef cow herd. Varying weather conditions may have been the heart of the issue as it means a critical adjustment in parasiticide application timing.   “The weather the fall of 2016 was mild up through Thanksgiving, so lice didn’t really begin to replicate until early December,” said Jon Seeger, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis. “Often, we tend to apply our external parasite control products in conjunction with other herd events like weaning or pregnancy-checking earlier in the fall....

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