February 24, 2021
The following article was written by Megan Van Emon, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. The complete article is available at: https://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/beef/moovingminutes.html
Be on the lookout for lice in 2021. As temperatures decrease, lice may become an issue on cows, bulls, and calves. Lice feed on blood (sucking lice) or skin and hair (chewing/biting lice). Lice infestations typically occur on beef cattle that are stressed from the cold weather, inadequate nutrition, internal parasite infestations, or lowered immune systems.
Heavy lice infestations can result in redu...