Worm control in livestock: bringing science to the field

F Kenyon, F Hutchings, C Morgan-Davies, J van Dijk, DJ Bartley

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Abstract

Parasitic roundworm infections are ubiquitous in grazing livestock. Chemical control through the frequent 'blanket' administration of anthelmintics (wormers) has been, and remains, the cornerstone in controlling these infections, but this practice is unsustainable. Alternative strategies are available but, even with the plethora of best practice advice available, have yet to be integrated into routine farming practice. This is probably due to a range of factors, including contradictory advice from different sources, changes to advice following increased scientific understanding, and top-down knowledge exchange patterns. In this article, we discuss the worm control options available, the translation of new best practice advice from science bench to field, and ideas for future work and directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669 - 677
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume33
Issue number9
Early online date21 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 21 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • Anthelmintic resistance
  • Best practice
  • Gastrointestinal nematodes
  • Worms

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