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Cattle lice are a parasitic organism which infests beef cattle.  Lice cause irritation which in turn causes the cattle to rub.  This rubbing can result in hair loss if the lice population is great enough.  This image shows a scientist examining a cow for lice as part of a research project.

Checking cattle for lice

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

Publisher: North Dakota State University

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Description: Cattle lice are a parasitic organism which infests beef cattle. Lice cause irritation which in turn causes the cattle to rub. This rubbing can result in hair loss if the lice population is great enough. This image shows a scientist examining a cow for lice as part of a research project.

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