Grassland management and helminth control on livestock farms

Forbes, A. (2017) Grassland management and helminth control on livestock farms. Livestock, 22(2), pp. 81-85. (doi: 10.12968/live.2017.22.2.81)

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Most species of gastrointestinal and pulmonary parasitic nematodes of cattle and sheep are host specific and farmers with mixed livestock farms can take advantage of this aspect of parasite biology to mitigate and control pasture-associated parasite infections through mixed or co-grazing. However, some common parasites, such as liver and rumen fluke, are generalists and can parasitise a wide range of mammalian hosts, nevertheless, differences in host responses have the potential to be used to manage high-risk fields, without compromising health or performance. Current research is exploring the possible role of bioactive plants in the control of parasites.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forbes, Dr Andrew
Authors: Forbes, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Livestock
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN (Online):2044-3870
Published Online:09 March 2017

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