Australia

NEW TO ZOETIS DIRECT? 
LEARN MORE
Livestock Solutions Logo

FarmPlanner LogoFind out more

Weight 
Gain

Effects
Benefits
Beef

Weight Gain

Weight gain infogrphic

Parasites affect weight gain by reducing appetite and feed intake and decreasing the digestion and absorption of feed nutrients

  • Signs of parasite activity include scouring, bottle jaw, poor coat condition and potential death.
  • Superior parasite control delivers better weight gain in cattle which has an economic and animal welfare impact
  • Genetics, sound management, good nutrition and effective parasite control affect weight gain
  • 65% of the worms in Australia are Cooperia spp. (Small Intestinal worm), making it the most prevalent worm type2

Effects

Parasites, both internal and external, are a major threat to cattle productivity because of the serious impact they have on weight gain.
Parasites affect weight gain by reducing appetite and feed intake and decreasing the digestion and absorption of feed nutrients

Signs

Signs of parasite activity include scouring, bottle jaw, poor coat condition and potential death.
In many cases, cattle may show no obvious outward signs, other than failure to gain weight or perform to their full potential.

Cattle Internal Parasites & Best Practice Worm Monitoring

Management Benefits

Superior parasite control delivers better weight gain in cattle which has an economic and animal welfare impact
Producing high quality cattle requires a combination of good genetics, sound management, good nutrition and effective parasite control.

Effective weight

Dectomax Pour-On Applicator Instructional Video

Dectomax Pour-On Applicator Introduction

Dectomax Pour-On Best Practice Application

Dectomax Pour-On Applicator Clean-Up & Maintenance

Dectomax Injector Instructional Video

References:

1. Kloosterman A, Albers G, van den Brink R. Negative interactions between Ostertagia ostertagi and Cooperia oncophora in calves. Veterinary Parasitology. Vet Parasitology 1984; 15: 135–150.

2. Australian national average of FEC results from 70,000 dung samples.  Wormtrax™ - wormtrax.com.au

Further Reading

A Better Way To Buy