Options for the control of liver fluke

Copland, R. S. and Skerratt, L. F. (2008). Options for the control of liver fluke. In G. D. Gray, R. S. Copland and D. B. Copeman (Ed.), Overcoming liver fluke as a constraint to ruminant production in South-East Asia (pp. 1-38) Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.


Author Copland, R. S.
Skerratt, L. F.
Title of chapter Options for the control of liver fluke
Title of book Overcoming liver fluke as a constraint to ruminant production in South-East Asia
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Other
Series ACIAR monograph series ; no. 133
ISBN 9781921434709
9781921434686
Editor G. D. Gray
R. S. Copland
D. B. Copeman
Chapter number 4
Start page 1
End page 38
Total pages 38
Total chapters 8
Language eng
Subjects 0702 Animal Production
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: 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).
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Keyword Fasciola gigantica
Fasciola hepatica
Anthelmintic treatment
Control strategies
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

 
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