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Record number 411365
Title Studies on preventive strategies and alternative treatments against roundworm in organic pig production systems
Author(s) Borgsteede, F.H.M.; Gaasenbeek, C.P.H.; Krimpen, M.M. van; Maurer, V.; Mejer, H.E.; Spoolder, H.A.M.; Thamsborg, S.M.; Vermeer, H.M.
Source NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 58 (2011)3-4. - ISSN 1573-5214 - p. 173 - 176.
Department(s) CVI - Divisie Bacteriologie en TSE's
LR - Backoffice
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) ascaris-suum infection - helminth infections - egg counts - parasites
Abstract Organic and many ‘low input’ production standards for pigs require outdoor access, and as a consequence expose the animals to a wide range of potential endo- and ectoparasite infection sources. Conventional anthelmintics are used to control parasitic infections, but their preventive use is banned by the organic standards. The present paper investigates the potential of prevention of infection through better hygiene. Attempts were made to break the infection cycle through thorough pen cleaning 10 weeks after the pigs had been introduced to the pen. Although pen fouling can be reduced, the level of roundworm (Ascaris suum) infection was not reduced. Regular deworming with conventional medication is still required in addition to good hygiene
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