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Nematode control in 'green' ruminant production systems

Waller, Peter J. and Thamsborg, Stig M. (2004) Nematode control in 'green' ruminant production systems. Trends in Parasitology, 20 (10), pp. 493-497.

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Summary

Collectively, nematode parasites of domestic ruminants continue to pose the greatest disease problem in grazing livestock systems worldwide, despite the powerful and extensive chemotherapeutic arsenal available for their control. The widespread development of anthelmintic resistance, particularly in nematode parasites of small ruminants, and the trend towards nonchemical (ecological, organic, green) farming of livestock has provided an impetus for the research and development of alternative parasite control methods. This article provides a brief overview of the non-chemotherapeutic
options for parasite control and how they might
play a role either in organic farming or in other low-input
farming systems.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:nematode parasites, domestic ruminants, grazing livestock, alternative parasite control, non-chemotherapeutic
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > II. 3 (PROSBIO) Production of steers and use of bioactive forages
Deposited By: Thamsborg, Professor Stig Milan
ID Code:4511
Deposited On:24 Feb 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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