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Strategic control of gastrointestinal nematode and lungworm infections with eprinomectin at turnout and eight weeks later
  1. C. Epe, DrMedVet1,
  2. S. Woidtke1,
  3. M. Pape, DVM1,
  4. M. Heise, DVM1,
  5. F. Kraemer, DVM1,
  6. C. Kohlmetz, DiplBiol1 and
  7. T. Schnieder, DrMedVet,DrMedVetHabil1
  1. 1 Institute of Parasitology, Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine, Buenteweg 17, D-30559 Hannover, Germany

Abstract

Two groups of 10 first-year grazing cattle were either left untreated as controls (group 1) or treated with eprinomectin as a pour-on application at turnout and eight weeks later (group 2). The control group developed a mild infection with gastrointestinal nematodes and lungworms during the season, wheares the treated animals remained healthy. The interval between the treatments allowed the establishment of adult worms, but the egg counts remained negligible. The total number of eggs shed by the treated cattle during the grazing season was significantly smaller than by the controls.

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