The use of chicory for parasite control in organic ewes and their lambs

@article{Athanasiadou2006TheUO,
  title={The use of chicory for parasite control in organic ewes and their lambs},
  author={Spiridoula Athanasiadou and Douglas Gray and David Younie and Ouranios Tzamaloukas and Frank Jackson and Ilias Kyriazakis},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={134},
  pages={299 - 307}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential benefits of grazing lactating ewes and their lambs on chicory (Cichorium intybus). Fifty-six certified organic twin-rearing ewes were either drenched with an anthelmintic or not, within 2 days after parturition and were grazed upon either grass/clover or chicory pastures. Around 12 weeks after parturition a subset of 12 lambs per treatment was slaughtered for worm number and parasite species determination. The faecal egg counts of… Expand
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