The livestock burdent of parasitism database: a strategic management tool

Brown, Simon, and Simcock, David C. (2010) The livestock burdent of parasitism database: a strategic management tool. Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies, 9 (17). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

The parasite burden of livestock places an enormous burden on both the animals and farmer. Parasite control usually involves the use of anthelmintics to which the parasites are rapidly developing resistance. To prolong the usefulness of the current generation of anthelmintics it is prudent to monitor their use and effectiveness, and provide reliable advice to farmers and veterinarians in order to minimise their use. We describe the prototype of the Livestock Burden of Parasitism database that is based on a Java interface to R which generates the web pages and graphics needed to respond to the requests of a user. The database is accessible at various levels according to the needs of the user and allows the input and checking of new data as well as the output of appropriate summaries of existing data. The database provides a tool for the management of anthelmintic use, the identification of successful treatment strategies and the provision of advice.

Item ID: 35818
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: anthelmintic resistance; database; environment; nematode; parasite
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ISSN: 1583-1078
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 00:45
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8609 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products > 860903 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) @ 100%
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