Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Practices to optimise gastrointestinal nematode control on sheep, goat and cattle farms in Europe using targeted (selective) treatments (2014)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Charlier, J
    Morgan, E R
    Rinaldi, L
    van Dijk, J
    Demeler, J (WE 13)
    Höglund, J
    Hertzberg, H
    Van Ranst, B
    Hendrickx, G
    Vercruysse, J
    Kenyon, F
    The Veterinary record; 175(10) — S. 250–255
    ISSN: 0042-4900
    DOI: 10.1136/vr.102512
    Pubmed: 25217603
    Institut für Parasitologie und Tropenveterinärmedizin

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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Due to the development of anthelmintic resistance, there have been calls for more sustainable nematode control practices. Two important concepts were introduced to study and promote the sustainable use of anthelmintics: targeted treatments (TT), where the whole flock/herd is treated based on knowledge of the risk, or parameters that quantify the severity of infection; and targeted selective treatments (TST), where only individual animals within the grazing group are treated. The aim of the TT and TST approaches is to effectively control nematode-induced production impacts while preserving anthelmintic efficacy by maintaining a pool of untreated parasites in refugia. Here, we provide an overview of recent studies that assess the use of TT/TST against gastrointestinal nematodes in ruminants and investigate the economic consequences, feasibility and knowledge gaps associated with TST. We conclude that TT/TST approaches are ready to be used and provide practical benefits today. However, a major shift in mentality will be required to make these approaches common practice in parasite control.