Livestock Veterinary Entomology

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Overview

Livestock veterinary entomology is the evaluation and understanding of ectoparasites that bite and feed on livestock and companion animals, affecting animals' thriftiness, behavior, and lifestyle.

Contact

Sonja Swiger
Extension Specialist
Address: 1229 North US HWY 281
Stephenville, TX 76401

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Livestock veterinary entomology is the evaluation and understanding of ectoparasites that bite and feed on livestock and companion animals, thus affecting the animals' thriftiness, behavior, and lifestyle. Insects are a major cause of mortality and reduced productivity in domestic livestock.  The insects cause this damage directly by feeding on or parasitizing livestock, or indirectly, by transmitting livestock diseases.

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