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Climatic conditions and gastrointestinal nematode egg production: Observations in breeding sheep and goats

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Olivier Sparagano


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Parasitic egg production was studied in sheep and goats affected by parasitic gastroenteritis. The herds studied were located at different altitudes and in different climatic conditions. Samples were taken every month and the number of eggs per grams of feces was calculated. Observation of preliminary data shows that the maximum peak of egg production was during the winter period, whereas in other countries winter is a period of hypobiosis. This study shows that understanding peak time of infection related to different climatic and environmental conditions will help improve anthelminthic treatments and animal health strategies.

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Author(s): Torina A, Ferrantelli V, Sparagano OAE, Reale S, Vitale F, Caracappa S

Editor(s): Bokma, B.H., Blouin, E.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Impact of Ecological Changes on Tropical Animal Health and Disease Control

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: 203-209

ISSN: 0077-8923

Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences


DOI: 10.1196/annals.1307.031

PubMed id: 15604494

Notes: 7th Biennial Conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine

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ISBN: 9781573315043