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Alternating grazing to control parasites in young cattle (Video)

Alföldi, Thomas (2018) Alternating grazing to control parasites in young cattle (Video). Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-Frick .

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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdS6lyPA8zQ

Summary

Within the CORE Organic project MIX-ENABLE, Steffen Werne (FiBL) and his team are testing more sustainable ways of controlling gastrointestinal nematodes in ruminants. Farmers usually control parasites by using dewormers. However, resistance against these products is increasing. One approach is mixed grazing of different livestock species.
It is well known that sheep and goats can benefit from mixed grazing with cattle in terms of animal health and performance. This is because gastrointestinal parasites are usually specialized in one livestock species, and mixed grazing has thus a “diluting” effect.
Conversely, little is known whether young cattle can also benefit from mixed grazing with sheep.
This is what Steffen Werne and his teams want to find out in a field trial, which has just started and will continue for 14 weeks.


EPrint Type:Video
Keywords:animal health, FiBL50092, parasitology, gastrointestinal nematodes, cattle, small ruminants
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > Mix-Enable
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/en/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/1430.html
Deposited By: Alfoeldi, Thomas
ID Code:34592
Deposited On:20 Feb 2019 12:45
Last Modified:11 Apr 2019 12:54
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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