Diseases and parasites of beef cattle steven m jones associate professor livestock university of arkansas united states department of agriculture and county governments cooperating. Parasitic diseases of cattle impair health reproduction growth and productivity in severe cases parasitic diseases may even cause death these diseases are caused by internal helminths roundworms tapeworms and flukes as well as external arthropods mites lice ticks and flies. Common im por ant internal parasites of cattle are hair worms lung worms liver fl ukes and coccidia com mon external parasites include horn fl ies lice and grubs l 2333 with chronic liver disease fluky cattle show signs similar to those with malnu trition and hair worms strategic worming wormers are administered to. Diseases and parasites of cattle an image link below is provided as is to download presentation cows with the disease eventually develop immunity and will breed again the use of ai helps in prevention because the semen used for ai is treated with antibiotics to eliminate disease organisms ringworm. Internal parasites the economic losses from worm parasite infections of cattle can be significant calves under one year of age are more susceptible than older cattle who frequently have been exposed to the parasites and have developed a degree of immunity
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