Lice Alert!

We are seeing a lot of lice on livestock every day now. Lice tend to take up residence more in the winter months. Please take a few minutes to part the animals’ hair and look for the adult lice or nits (eggs). What might lead you to check your animal for lice? Pale eyes or gums (indicative of anemia because lice SUCK blood) Areas of hair loss on the animal Scratching/Itching sensations Weight loss If you animal is slow moving, he/she will be prone to getting lice What type of problems can lice cause for my animals? Anemia Weight loss Destruction of fiber Poor hair coats Increased chance of bacterial/fungal infection if the animal scratches enough to get open sores Death What kind of lice a


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Louisa, Virginia 23093

Mailing address: P.O. Box 492

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