The effect of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and chicory (Cichorium intybus) on parasite intensities and performance of lambs naturally infected with helminth parasites.

Christina L. Marley, Roger Cook, R. Keatinge, John Barrett, Nic H. Lampkin

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

137 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)

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Conventionally, farmers rely upon the routine use of anthelmintics to control helminth parasites and their use has proved highly cost-effective. However, several factors, including the emergence of helminths resistant to pharmaceutical anthelmintics, are forcing farmers to seek alternative approaches to parasite control. Studies in New Zealand have shown that some alternative forages may reduce parasitic infestation in sheep. In the current study, it was found that under UK environmental conditions lambs with naturally acquired helminth infections grazing chicory (Cichorium intybus) and birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) had fewer helminth parasites than sheep grazing ryegrass/white clover (Lolium perenne/Trifolium repens). Twelve pure-bred Lleyn male lambs grazed replicated 0.5 ha plots of birdsfoot trefoil, chicory or ryegrass/white clover for 5 weeks. Liveweight and faecal egg counts (FECs) were determined weekly and eight lambs per forage were slaughtered at the end of the trial to determine total helminth intensities. Lambs grazing birdsfoot trefoil had a lower FEC on day 7 (P
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)147-155
Nifer y tudalennau8
CyfnodolynVeterinary Parasitology
Cyfrol112
Rhif cyhoeddi1-2
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar17 Rhag 2002
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 28 Chwef 2003

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Gweld gwybodaeth am bynciau ymchwil 'The effect of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and chicory (Cichorium intybus) on parasite intensities and performance of lambs naturally infected with helminth parasites.'. Gyda’i gilydd, maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.

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