Options for the control of liver fluke

Skerratt, L.F., and Copland, R.S. (2008) Options for the control of liver fluke. In: Gray, G.D., Copland, R.S., and Copeman, D.B., (eds.) Overcoming Liver Fluke as a Constraint to Ruminant Production in South-East Asia. ACIAR Monograph Series . Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberrra, ACT, pp. 55-68.

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[Extract] Much of the literature on the control of Fasciola gigantica is based on successes and failures of methods used in temperate countries to control Fasciola hepatica. These include strategic anthelmintic treatment, grazing management, application of molluscicides, and fencing off or draining swampy areas. The relevance of these approaches to control of F. gigantica in the tropics must be questioned and control options developed on the basis of a sound understanding of the transmission of F. gigantica in tropical production systems. Relatively little is known about the epidemiology of F. gigantica and this hampers the development of control strategies for tropical production systems in areas where infection with F. gigantica is endemic. These are often areas where irrigated rice is cultivated intensively. Although regional recommendations have been made for some developing countries (FAO 1994), in most areas of tropical Asia there are no routinely used control programs for fasciolosis (Spithill et al. 1999).

Item ID: 19415
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-1-921434-70-9
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 01:17
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens) @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830301 Beef Cattle @ 33%
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