Parasites of Bison

Are Bison Deworming Practices Based on Sound Scientific Principals?

The majority of information on bison parasites originates from the United States. Many bison producers use this information to make their parasite control decisions. Geographical location greatly affects the type and numbers of parasites which are present.…
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Sheep Liver Fluke, Fasciola hepatica L., 1758 from Buffalo, Bison bison (L., 1758) in Western Wyoming

In December 1966 Dr. J. D. Anderson, a veterinarian practicing in found abscesses and flukes in the liver of a buffalo which had been pastured on a ranch near the upper or southern limit of Star Valley {Lincoln County), Wyoming. Dr. Anderson sent portions …
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Parasites

Internal parasites can cause a lot of problems in bison herds. This article discusses parasites in general terms and gives some hints on ways that you can reduce their impact on your herd.
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