Social dominance of female dairy goats influences the dynamics of gastrointestinal parasite eggs

@inproceedings{Ungerfeld2007SocialDO,
  title={Social dominance of female dairy goats influences the dynamics of gastrointestinal parasite eggs},
  author={Rodolfo Ungerfeld and Oscar Correa},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract In ruminants, social hierarchies determine an unequal access to resources, such as food consumption, individuals from the other gender, or shade. Related to this, physiological status is associated with the social rank, resulting in differences in reproductive success, milk yield, or health status as observed in different ruminant species. Our aim was to determine if in a dairy goat herd, the gastrointestinal parasite faecal egg count (FEC) number increases differentially in high… CONTINUE READING

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