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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- 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, ...
- Published: Monday, July 20, 2009
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Flies cost the cattle industry more than $500 million each year, causing slowed weight gain, reduced milk production and diseases such as pinkeye and anaplasmosis. Effective fly control may require combined use of products, said ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2019
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, 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: 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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