Controlling Disease-Carrying and Blood-Feeding Flies in Pastured Beef Cattle

By Mike Catangui, Ph. D |

Face flies are known vectors of the bacterium that can cause pinkeye disease in cattle. Pinkeye disease, if not treated immediately, can lead to cattle blindness. Horn flies and stable flies are irritating blood feeders that can reduce weaning weights in calves and weight gain and milk production in cows.

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Dr. Mike Catangui

Mike Catangui, Ph. D

Entomologist, Parasitologist
MWI Animal Health
Dr. Catangui is a member of MWI's Technical Services groups. As a team, this group provides our clients with targeted expertise in integrated pest management, proactive disease/pathogen and performance management, animal drinking water quality improvement, biosecurity, and cleaning and disinfection. 
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