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Abstract

Traditional methods for the diagnosis of parasitic helminth infections of livestock have a number of limitations, such as the inability to distinguish mixed-species infections, a heavy reliance on technical experience and also sub-sampling errors. Some of these limitations may be overcome through...

Author(s)
Hunt, P. W.; Lello, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 186, 1/2, pp 101-108
Abstract

Infections with gastrointestinal roundworms are an important cause of production losses in sheep and cattle. Worm control is a vital part of health and production management in sheep flocks and cattle herds in the UK, and good control is highly dependent on effective anthelmintics. Unfortunately, a ...

Author(s)
Taylor, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 186, 1/2, pp 65-69
Abstract

In Europe, most nematodoses are subclinical involving morbid rather than mortal effects and control is largely achieved using anthelmintics. In cattle, the genera most associated with sub-optimal performance are Ostertagia and Cooperia whereas in sheep and goats, subclinical losses are most often...

Author(s)
Kenyon, F.; Jackson, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 186, 1/2, pp 10-17