Category Archives: Fly & Pest Control Solutions

Get a Head Start on Pest Control

Written by Dr. Armon Hetzel, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART Pests can be costly to dairy farmers due to disease transmission and irritation. Whether pests feed upon the animals or are simply a nuisance, pests can reduce milk production and … Continue reading

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Preventing Flies with Larvicides

What’s the Issue? Flies that reach adulthood only make-up a small percentage of the entire fly population Waiting to control flies until after they become an issue increases costs and lowers effectiveness of treatment Most fly control solutions only target … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (July 15-20): Fly Season Brings Pinkeye

Fly Season Brings Pinkeye What’s the issue? When flies are in season, so are Pinkeye infections. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye in cattle. Pinkeye is painful and spreads rapidly amongst your herd. If the infection … Continue reading

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Is a larvicide right for your operation?

Have you ever wondered if a larvicide fed to your animals would be right for your operation? Let us explain what it is, how it works and what feed additive larvicide product is carried at ANIMART. What is a larvicide? … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 10-15): Fly Season

Fly Season What’s the issue? Flies transmit disease and bacteria quickly through a herd. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye amongst cattle. Pinkeye can be painful and spread rapidly amongst your herd Flies also spread other … Continue reading

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Controlling Parasites Contributes to Heifer Welfare

When it comes to raising healthy heifers in a humane fashion, preventing infectious disease is only part of the battle. Internal and external parasites also can take a toll on heifer well-being and limit their production potential as well.   Parasite … Continue reading

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Prevent Pinkeye in Your Herd This Season!

Although cattle can suffer from pinkeye during anytime of the year, vaccinating cattle 30 days prior to fly season is key to preventing pinkeye in your herd. Dr. Ernsberger, Professional Services Veterinarian and Tom Klas, Sales Manager talk about pinkeye … Continue reading

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Q. What are some easy ways to minimize fly populations on-farm without spending much money?

A.  Perhaps the simplest, least expensive way to minimize flies is to eliminate their breeding places.  Most flies gather around two common areas – places where manure accumulates and areas with feed spillage.  Therefore, sanitation is essential when looking to … Continue reading

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