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Sheep and goat producers almost always cite worms as the primary health problem affecting their livestock. While there are many practices that can minimize exposure to infectious worm larvae, the only way to treat a clinically parasitized animal is usually with a drug (dewormer). Read more

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services has gone mobile with a retrofitted trailer testing for SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases where there appears to be an imminent risk.  Read more

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What to Know About African Swine FeverWhat It Is: African swine fever is an incurable, highly contagious viral disease that can cause high mortality on farms. It poses no risk to human health. Where It Is: Not found in North America, but responsible for recent massive pig losses in Russia, C… Read more

Whether raising animals for food, fiber or labor, farmers depend on their animals to get the job done. Lancaster Farming newspaper provides the latest stories, trends and information for all aspects of farming with animals.