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UW researchers researching livestock parasites


February 11, 2021

University of Wyoming researchers are surveying Wyoming cattle and sheep producers about pests tormenting their livestock.

“The goal of this survey is to understand the current degree of external parasitism, prevalent external parasites, diagnosis and treatment methods in Wyoming livestock as well as the financial impact on Wyoming producers,” said Derek Scasta, UW Extension rangeland specialist.

Parasites are broken down into six categories: flies, lice, ticks, mange, cattle pests and sheep pests.

“We would like to give Wyoming cattle and sheep producers the opportunity to help guid...

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