Parasites can significantly impact animal health and welfare and reduce the growth of the animal. This will also impact on farm sustainability and the farmer’s livelihood, so regular control of pests such as blowflies, ticks, and worms is essential.
Successful ectoparasite control on farms is based on prevention – adequate biosecurity measures can prevent infection in the first place – and correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment of any infection. Currently there are several ways to administer treatments, with dipping being one of the most popular amongst farmers in terms of efficiency, but there are also pour-on solutions and injectables that can help to reduce potential impact on the environment. Grazing animals help biodiversity and parasite control is essential to make that happen.
Parasites, such as worms, ticks, mites and fleas, can also seriously impact pet welfare. Traditional parasiticides can be administered through methods such as injection or topically directly on the skin. New administration methods for flea and tick control products that can be given orally are further improving pet care, as oral parasiticides can provide an easier, simpler and more convenient form of administration for pet owners.
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