Gastrointestinal nematodes of dairy goats, anthelmintic resistance and practices of parasite control in Northern Italy

  title={Gastrointestinal nematodes of dairy goats, anthelmintic resistance and practices of parasite control in Northern Italy},
  author={Sergio A Zanzani and Alessia Libera Gazzonis and Annarita Di Cerbo and Mari{\'a}n V{\'a}rady and Maria Teresa Manfredi},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) are one of the main constraints to ruminant production worldwide. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) has been reported in goats throughout Europe, yet little is known about the AR status in Italy. The aims of the study were: i) determine the frequency of AR in GINs in goat flocks in Northern Italy, Italy, ii) survey goat farmers on the current practices of parasite control, iii) update the species composition of the gastrointestinal helminthofauna. Thirty… CONTINUE READING
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