Livestock diseases and pests
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News & articles
- 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ways to replace toxic tall fescue pastures keep improving as renovations move across the Fescue Belt from Missouri to Georgia. Five grazing schools in five states in March will clarify a complex system, says Craig Roberts, ...
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-affected farmers forced to buy hay from out of state can take steps to avoid introducing red imported fire ants to their farms. The red imported fire ant (RIFA) is a major pest in much of the southern U.S. In Texas alone, ...
Publications 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 ...
Publications 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.KeywordsHaematobia irritans Pest of pasture and range ...
Publications Date: Jan. 1, 2016
Horsehair wormsHorsehair worms or hairworms (Figure 1) are a group of nematode-like long worms (Phylum Nematomorpha; Class Gordioidea). Their name is based on an old superstition that the worms arise from horsehairs that happen to fall into the ...
Publications 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 ...
Publications Date: Jan. 1, 2002
Just how dangerous is a brown recluse? This publication features 11 full-color photos of insects that sting and bite, such as mosquitoes and yellowjackets. The reverse side provides characteristic breeding and appearance information as well as the ...
Publications Date: June 1, 1996
Horse flies (insect family Tabanidae) are probably the most severe fly pests of cattle on Missouri pasture and range (Figures 1 and 2). Only the females "bite," but the blood-feeding activities of these large, agile insects can constitute a ...
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