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LIVER FLUKE IN CATTLE - EFFECT ON THE LIVER

Corné Mostert

The liver is an extremely important organ. It provides functions essential for:  

  • General health
  • Vitality
  • Production
  • Reproduction

The Liver is the largest internal organ and has numerous functions including:  

  • Production of bile
  • Protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Storage of water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins, iron, triglyceride and glycogen.
  • Fights infections and filters out toxins.
  • Regulating and breaking down of hormones

Liver fluke infections cause severe damage in the cattle from the time the cattle ingest metacercaria (infective larvae) to >12 weeks.

In cattle, ± 25% of the metacercaria (infective larvae) reach the liver within 2 weeks to 85 days after ingestion. The rest migrate through the body and cause damage to other organs.

 

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For optimal liver health use a STRATEGIC CONTROL STRATEGY throughout the year to LIMIT THE DAMAGE caused by liver fluke.

Contact your Virbac representative for a complete liver fluke control program.

LEWERSLAK IN BEESTE

UITWERKING OP DIE LEWER

Die lewer is 'n uiters belangrike orgaan. Dit is noodsaaklik vir:

  • Algemene gesondheid
  • Lewensvatbaarheid
  • Produksie
  • Reproduksie

Die lewer is die grootste interne orgaan en verrig talle funksies , soos:

  • Produksie van gal
  • Metabolisering van proteïene, vet en koolhidrate
  • Storing van water-oplosbare vitamiene, vetoplosbare vitamiene, yster, trigliseriede en glikogeen.
  • Beveg infeksies en neutraliseer gifstowwe wat skadelik is vir die dier.
  • Is verantwoordelk vir die vervaardiging, regulering en afbreek van hormone
     

Lewerslakinfeksies veroorsaak ernstige skade in die diere vanaf die tyd wanneer die beeste metaserkaria inneem tot > 12 weke.

In beeste bereik ± 25 % van die metaserkaria die lewer binne 2 weke tot 85 dae na inname. Die res migreer deur die liggaam en veroorsaak skade aan ander organe.

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Vir optimale lewergesondheid is 'n STRATEGIESE LEWERSLAKBEHEERSTRATEGIE regdeur die jaar nodig om DIE SKADE wat deur lewerslak veroorsaak word te beperk.


Kontak u Virbac verteenwoordiger vir 'n volledige lewerslak beheer program.