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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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Summary

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.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:biocontrol, disease control
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
biocontrol -> biological control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_918
English
disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2327
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
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
H2020 or FP7 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:30 May 2022 09:45
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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