Anaplasmosis in Cattle – A Problem for the Fall Season

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM.

Unlike many diseases, which attack young and elderly populations, middle-aged cattle are most affected by anaplasmosis. In fact, most catastrophic cases occur in cattle between six and eight years of age. Younger cattle are better able to regenerate red blood cells and recover, often developing immunity. Therefore Jones recommends that cattlemen pay particular attention to their adult cows and bulls as the season progresses, watching for symptoms characteristic of anaplasmosis.

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