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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