Tag: helminths

Paraprobiotic-based treatment for control of nematodes in sheep

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) has announced a new treatment for control of Haemonchus contortus in sheep. ARS researchers partnered with Virginia Tech and the University of Massachusetts’ Medical School to develop the treatment, described in International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. “The H. contortus parasite has developed resistance […]

Drug resistant nematodes cost European livestock industry millions each year

A European-wide assessment of the economic burden of gastrointestinal nematodes, Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke) and Dictyocaulus viviparus (bovine lungworm) infections to the ruminant livestock industry is reported in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. The study estimated that parasitic worms cost the European livestock industry more than €1.8 billion per year, with drug-resistance costing at least €38 […]