Tactical treatments

Tactical treatments are used by veterinarians and farmers to solve specific situations such as: clinical symptoms like diarrhoea, rough hair coat, weight loss; introduction of new cattle to a farm; after heavy rains to prevent infections from newly activated larvae; stress (nutritional, transport, etc.); coprological analysis; and at weaning.

When tactical treatments are implemented, although the immediate situation apparently is solved, the pasture in which the treated animals are grazing remains contaminated. Therapeutic tactical treatment has a beneficial impact on the worm burden infecting the cattle, but has no impact on the total population of worms in the pasture. In this situation, reinfection occurs in a few weeks, since the pasture is not affected by the treatments.

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