On many farms the control of liver fluke relies on treating all of the cows in the herd at drying off with an effective fluke treatment.
Nitrate accumulation in plants is a potential danger to grazing animals. It can cause two different disorders - nitrate poisoning and nitrite poisoning.
Vibriosis (bovine venereal campylobacteriosis, or BVC) is venereal disease of cattle caused by the bacterium Campylobacteriosis fetus venerealis. This sexually transmitted disease is a major cause of infertility and abortion.
Bloat is a seasonal problem in both dairy and beef cattle. The condition is usually precipitated by the rapid consumption of lush legume pasture species in spring.