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Deworming calves

At what age is recommended to deworm calves? Would there be any problem to do it immediately after birth?

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September 21, 2016
There is probably no point in deworming at birth. Generally it is only necessary when calves start to graze green pasture or are fed cut pasture that has been fertilized with cattle manure, as calves need to be exposed to larvae from grass to develop infestations. We generally recommend deworming each month - 6 weeks, following access to green grass. Occasional worm egg counts also need to be done to monitor worm burden. It is also advisable to rotate anthelmintic, to minimize resistance development. Pasture rotation/spelling is also necessary in the parasite management program.
September 23, 2016
agreed with Mr Philip
September 25, 2016

Right criteria by Dr. Chamberlain.

sahar mohseniparsa sahar mohseniparsa
PhD Candidate In Feed hygiene
September 25, 2016
In the three months after birth begins
September 28, 2016
Deworming in calfs should done after weaning.
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