Although some farmers treat cattle for anaplasmosis only during the fly season, the disease is also transmitted by ticks, making year-round prevention necessary in many areas, writes veterinarian Dave Sparks. Farmers should consult with a veterinarian to determine the best treatment plan for their herd, but good sanitation, properly used antibiotics or mineral additives for prevention, and keen observation for early signs of the disease within herds will help protect cattle.

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