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

(2014) VETERINARY RECORD. 175(10). p.250-255
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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.
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WEIGHT GAINS, SMALL RUMINANTS, EGG COUNT, LAMBS, FAMACHA(C) SYSTEM, DAIRY-CATTLE, MILK-PRODUCTION, 1ST-SEASON GRAZING CATTLE, ANTHELMINTIC RESISTANCE, INFECTIONS

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Charlier, Johannes, ER Morgan, Laura Rinaldi, J van Dijk, J Demeler, J Höglund, H Hertzberg, et al. 2014. “Practices to Optimise Gastrointestinal Nematode Control on Sheep, Goat and Cattle Farms in Europe Using Targeted (selective) Treatments.” Veterinary Record 175 (10): 250–255.
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Charlier, Johannes, Morgan, E., Rinaldi, L., van Dijk, J., Demeler, J., Höglund, J., Hertzberg, H., et al. (2014). Practices to optimise gastrointestinal nematode control on sheep, goat and cattle farms in Europe using targeted (selective) treatments. VETERINARY RECORD, 175(10), 250–255.
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Charlier J, Morgan E, Rinaldi L, van Dijk J, Demeler J, Höglund J, et al. Practices to optimise gastrointestinal nematode control on sheep, goat and cattle farms in Europe using targeted (selective) treatments. VETERINARY RECORD. 2014;175(10):250–5.
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Charlier, Johannes, ER Morgan, Laura Rinaldi, et al. “Practices to Optimise Gastrointestinal Nematode Control on Sheep, Goat and Cattle Farms in Europe Using Targeted (selective) Treatments.” VETERINARY RECORD 175.10 (2014): 250–255. Print.
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  author       = {Charlier, Johannes and Morgan, ER and Rinaldi, Laura and van Dijk, J and Demeler, J and H{\"o}glund, J and Hertzberg, H and Van Ranst, B and Hendrickx, G and Vercruysse, Jozef and Kenyon, F},
  issn         = {0042-4900},
  journal      = {VETERINARY RECORD},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {250--255},
  title        = {Practices to optimise gastrointestinal nematode control on sheep, goat and cattle farms in Europe using targeted (selective) treatments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.102512},
  volume       = {175},
  year         = {2014},
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