Nutrient demand increases as a direct response to blood loss. When the blood-feeding fly population is significant enough to cause the cow’s body to divert nutrients into replacing lost blood, milk production may suffer.
Flies transmit diseases including anthrax, brucellosis and tuberculosis, as well as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus mastitis infections.
On average, 1 adult cow can produce up to 148 lbs of manure a day - providing a perfect breeding ground for flies.
Nuisance flies are a vector of disease and an irritant to cattle on a dairy operation, as well as to the people that work on the operation. Because of the confined nature of a dairy, it is important that ClariFly® Larvicide is part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program for effectively controlling fly populations. To be fully effective, it is important to start ClariFly® Larvicide in milk and milk replacer at the calf stage and continue it through adulthood. If you don’t, the flies that start in calving hutches can quickly spread throughout a dairy, making all IPM efforts ineffective.