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Bovine fasciolosis: control strategies based on the location of Galba truncatula habitats on farms


Knubben-Schweizer, Gabriela; Torgerson, Paul R (2015). Bovine fasciolosis: control strategies based on the location of Galba truncatula habitats on farms. Veterinary Parasitology, 208(1-2):77-83.

Abstract

Infection of livestock with Fasciola hepatica is a worldwide, economically important and increasing problem. Even though, bovine fasciolosis can be a disease associated with particular regions, there are usually epidemiological issues on individual farms. For this reason, it is recommended to find the source of infection by examination of definite hosts and pastures on a farm. The following factors which promote the transmission of bovine fasciolosis are usually found: For each of these epidemiological situations an individual control strategy is advised. When a control strategy is tailored according to the specific epidemiology found on the individual farm, egg shedding and F. hepatica-seroprevalence can be reduced significantly. This approach can support the responsible use of the available flukicides.

Abstract

Infection of livestock with Fasciola hepatica is a worldwide, economically important and increasing problem. Even though, bovine fasciolosis can be a disease associated with particular regions, there are usually epidemiological issues on individual farms. For this reason, it is recommended to find the source of infection by examination of definite hosts and pastures on a farm. The following factors which promote the transmission of bovine fasciolosis are usually found: For each of these epidemiological situations an individual control strategy is advised. When a control strategy is tailored according to the specific epidemiology found on the individual farm, egg shedding and F. hepatica-seroprevalence can be reduced significantly. This approach can support the responsible use of the available flukicides.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:27 Mar 2015 14:19
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 12:40
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0304-4017
Additional Information:Special Issue: Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections — A collection of papers presented at the Joint EVPC - ISEP Meeting held in April 2013 in Munich/Germany and some papers presented at the 2011 and 2012 and 2014 EVPC – Annual Meetings held in Zagreb/Croatia, León/Spain and Dublin, Ireland respectively
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.12.019
PubMed ID:25596803

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