Deworming Pays Off. Don't Let it Cost You.
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Milk production. Weight gain. Immunity. Conception rates. Cow comfort. All are factors that contribute to the success or failure of a dairy operation. And not coincidentally, parasite control can affect each of them. Deworming is a regular topic of discussion among beef producers, but it doesn’t get nearly as much attention in the dairy industry. While it’s true that dairy cattle don’t typically spend as much time on pasture as their Angus and Hereford counterparts, certain parasite species – especially external parasites – can still negatively affect the herd.
Dairy producers are searching for ways to achieve great results. And time and again, the research shows that a strategic deworming protocol can help dairies increase their conception rates, improve the overall comfort of their herds and boost milk production. In the end, herd health and good production are the biggest concerns on the dairy. Deworming wisely can advance both of those objectives.
The key word there is “wisely.” The simple act of deworming is not enough to ensure improvement in the herd. It takes a sound, established strategy to get it right. And that’s exactly what dairy producers can expect to learn during this webinar.
Join Farm Journal and industry expert Andy Bennett, DVM, professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim, who will walk attendees through the basics of strategic deworming on the dairy. He’ll also present compelling study data involving EPRINEX® (eprinomectin) as well as provide useful tips producers can immediately implement on their own operations.
Dr. Andy Bennett graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation, he joined a mixed animal practice in Lake Wales, Florida, servicing cats, dogs, horses, cattle and exotic animals. In 2003 Dr. Bennett joined Maxwell Animal Hospital, offering general medicine and referral services for companion animals. Outside of small-animal practice, he also cared for horses and cattle. He pursued full-time large animal practice in 2005, opening Polk Equine P.L. There he serviced horses, beef/dairy cattle and small ruminants. In 2012 Dr. Bennett joined Merial as a Veterinary Services Manager, providing technical support for the cattle and equine divisions. Boehringer Ingelheim acquired Merial in 2017, and Dr. Bennett took on his current role. Along with lecture experience, he has extensive knowledge of topics regarding bovine parasite control and BRD antibiotic therapy. He is currently participating in the Dairy Production Medicine curriculum at Penn State University.