N&H TOP LINE: Anaplasmosis management tips

Veterinarian offers tips for controlling infectious anaplasmosis outbreaks on beef cattle operations.

It is difficult to quantify the risk of anaplasmosis in any given herd at any given time of year, but when an outbreak occurs, it can have devastating consequences for a cow/calf herd, according to a Zoetis Quick Tip newsletter.

Anaplasmosis is most commonly caused by Anaplasma marginale, a microorganism that invades red blood cells and causes severe anemia. Anaplasmosis is transmitted through the blood, and the main culprits in spreading the disease include biting flies o

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