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The effects of tannin-rich plants on parasitic nematodes in ruminants.
More research is required to understand better the mechanisms of action of plant-derived bioactive substances, and therefore make more pertinent use of these bioactive plants in livestock systems. Expand
Use of plants in novel approaches for control of gastrointestinal helminths in livestock with emphasis on small ruminants.
In vivo controlled studies have shown that plant remedies have in most instances resulted in reductions in the level of parasitism much lower than those observed with anthelmintic drugs, and it is essential to validate the anti-parasitic effects of plant products in relation to their potential anti-nutritional and other side effects. Expand
Animal health and welfare in organic livestock production in Europe: current state and future challenges
Existing data on animal health and welfare in organic livestock production systems in the European Community countries are reviewed in the light of the demands and challenges of the recentlyExpand
Genetic analysis of Trichuris suis and Trichuris trichiura recovered from humans and pigs in a sympatric setting in Uganda.
The data suggest that Trichuris in pigs and humans belong to two different populations (i.e. are two different species), however, the data presented also suggest that cross-infections of humans with T. suis takes place. Expand
The Prevalence and Intensity of Helminth and Coccidial Infections in Dairy Cattle in Central Kenya
A survey of gastrointestinal parasite infections of young, immature and adult dairy cattle on 16 farms in Kiambu District, Kenya was conducted during a dry season and during a wet season, finding a higher intensity of infection with strongyles and coccidia was found in the wet season than in the dry season. Expand
Nematode control in 'green' ruminant production systems.
A brief overview of the non-chemotherapeutic options for parasite control and how they might play a role either in organic farming or in other low-input farming systems is provided. Expand
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Porcine Cysticercosis in Angónia District, Mozambique
The present findings indicate that porcine cysticercosis is endemic in the region, and that increasing pig age and pig husbandry practices contribute significantly to porCine cystsercosis transmission. Expand
Integrated and biological control of parasites in organic and conventional production systems.
Good prospects are expected for acceptable parasite control without a heavy reliance on anti-parasiticides through integration of the above mentioned procedures but future studies are needed to confirm their efficacy under practical farming conditions. Expand
Bulk-tank milk ELISA antibodies for estimating the prevalence of paratuberculosis in Danish dairy herds.
The technical performance of the ELISA was not sufficient to provide a tool for surveillance because even slight changes in optical density for the samples would change the classification of some samples, and the infection is more widespread than previous investigations have shown. Expand
Cryptosporidium andersoni from a Danish cattle herd: identification and preliminary characterisation.
The Danish C. andersoni isolate was not transmissible to mice, whereas oocysts were detected in the faeces of one experimentally infected calf from 25 days post-infection (DPI) and shed intermittently at low numbers until 165 DPI, the day of euthanasia. Expand