Fasciola hepatica: a review of the economic impact in cattle and considerations for control.

  title={Fasciola hepatica: a review of the economic impact in cattle and considerations for control.},
  author={Ray M. Kaplan},
  journal={Veterinary therapeutics : research in applied veterinary medicine},
  volume={2 1},
  • Ray M. Kaplan
  • Published 2001 in
    Veterinary therapeutics : research in applied…
To understand the rationale behind recommended control programs for liver flukes in cattle, the economic impact and the complex life cycle of Fasciola hepatica need to be appreciated. Fluke-infected cattle rarely demonstrate clinical disease, but subclinical impairment of feed efficiency, growth, and fertility can have an important impact on productivity. Although the precise benefit from controlling liver flukes is unknown due to the inherent variability between studies, most investigations… CONTINUE READING
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