Livestock diseases and pests
Prevent Disease Outbreaks
One small breach of protocol can lead to a disease outbreak and financial loss for livestock producers. Learn how to follow protocols that protect animal and human health, food and the environment.Learn more
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News & articles
- Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim ...
- Published: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has ...
- Published: Monday, July 23, 2018
BUFFALO, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offer an evening workshop on warm-season grasses and cost-share programs on July 31.The pasture tour begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ron Locke farm near ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri livestock producers may be looking south for hay due to concerns over predicted hay shortages. Buyer beware of red imported fire ants hitching a ride on hay from south of Missouri’s border, says University of Missouri ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Disease control is only one facet of a successful management program. Treatment of disease is not as effective or as economical as prevention. Many outbreaks of disease in swine herds can be avoided by using management practices that include strict ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2017
Certification tests cover the Core Manual and all manuals in the categories of your business. Questions are also taken from the Missouri Pesticide Use Act, obtainable from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.MU pesticide applicator trainingState ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
This manual is part of Missouri's Pesticide Applicator Training Program. It provides assistance in passing an examination required to obtain a Missouri Pesticide Dealer license from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.Missouri's Pesticide ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2017
Anaplasmosis in cattle is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria known as Anaplasma marginale. The disease is common in Missouri. Clinical cases can occur at any time of the year, but the majority of cases are seen in late summer and fall. The ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
This plan provides construction details to build a walk through fly trap for cattle. The frame is shown to be constructed using CCA treated lumber but a steel frame can be substituted.TopicsHaematobia irritans Pest of pasture and range ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2002
This manual is part of Missouri's Pesticide Applicator Training Program. It prepares pesticide applicators for a Category 1B, Agricultural Animal Pest Control, certification test given by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.Missouri's Pesticide ...
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