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Duddingtonia flagrans: biocontrol fungus for reducing the use of anthelmintics (RELACS Practice abstract)

{Tool} Duddingtonia flagrans: biocontrol fungus for reducing the use of anthelmintics (RELACS Practice abstract). Creator(s): Maurer, Veronika. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. (2022)

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Document available online at: https://relacs-project.eu/resources/practical-guidelines/

Summary in the original language of the document

Duddingtonia can reduce the emergence of infective worm larvae from ruminant and horse faeces by over 95% under optimal conditions. Trials have shown that worm burdens in lambs grazing after Duddingtonia treated sheep are re-duced by 57-75% compared to lambs grazing after un-treated sheep.

Summary translation

Duddingtonia kann das Auftreten infektiöser Wurmlarven aus Wiederkäuer- und Pferdekot unter optimalen Bedingungen um über 95 % reduzieren. Versuche haben gezeigt, dass die Wurmbelastung bei Lämmern, die nach mit Duddingtonia behandelten Schafen weiden, um 57-75 % im Vergleich zu Lämmern, die nach unbehandelten Schafen weiden, zurückgeht.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:The tool suggests the usage of the biocontroling fungus Duddingtonia flagrans in order to reduce the use of anthelmintics.
What problem does the tool address?:Gastrointestinal worms are common in all grazing livestock species. Animals are usually treated with synthetic anthelmintics to control worm infection. Anthelmintics represent a contentious input in organic farming because anthelmintic resistance spreads rapidly and synthetic residues in faeces threaten biodiversity.
What solution does the tool offer?:Grazing animals are given spores of the naturally occurring biocontrol fungus Duddingtonia flagrans. Spores germinate in the faeces and the fungus consumes worm larvae before they contaminate pasture and re-infect animals.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:biocontrol, disease control
Agrovoc keywords:
biocontrol -> biological control
disease control
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: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal health > Parasitology
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM Organics Europe
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:773431
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44051, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1530114947014868992, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/503137818265524
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:44051
Deposited On:10 May 2022 15:11
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English

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