Unit 11i: Ectoparasites in cattle and sheep

Ectoparasites are living organisms that feed on the outside of their host.

They affect cattle and sheep and cause severe irritation to the animal and hide damage.

It is of major welfare and economic concern.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Name the main ectoparasites of cattle
  • Name the main ectoparasites of sheep
  • Explain the effects of the parasites on the animal
  • Evaluate the common treatment and prevention methods.
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Interactive activity


Video clips

  • Video clip: on ectoparasites of cattle and sheep, via injection
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