One of the five most economically impactful cattle diseases in the industry is coccidiosis. Coccidiosis is a costly parasitic disease, primarily in calves. Calves kept in a dry-lot or small pen are most at risk because the environment’s contamination tends to be high. Stress, such as weaning, confinement and cold, wet or hot weather, can hinder the immune system. Nutritional stress also can be a factor, as many cattle experienced during drought in many parts of the country.
An excellent way to ensure your calves are ready to fight the cocci parasite is in a feed thru method, either available in top dress pellet, into the mixer wagon, and liquid form. 28 days of DECCOX helps the control of coccidiosis by breaking the life cycle; followed by RUMENSIN after that, controlling the return of the coccidiosis along with increasing feed efficiency.
Other ways to help prevent the spread of cocci is cleaning water tanks regularly, keeping feces out of feed bunks, not over crowding animals, and keeping feed in front of them so they are less likely to eat bedding straw.
For any additional questions please stop into R&J Ag Supply, across from Sidney Livestock or give us a call at the office 406-488-1953 or Ben's cell 406-480-2953