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Strategic plan for control of resistant gastrointestinal helminths in grazing ruminants in the Czech Republic

Authors

ILGOVÁ Jana RESLOVÁ Nikol ŠKORPÍKOVÁ Lucie ROUDNICKÝ Pavel VOREL Jiří PECKOVÁ Radka VADLEJCH Jaroslav KYRIÁNOVÁ Iveta Angela ČADKOVÁ Zuzana KAŠNÝ Martin

Year of publication 2019
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Description The current trend in ecological farming of ruminants creates favourable conditions for the spread of various helminth parasites (e. g. Fasciola hepatica, Dicrocoelium dendriticum, Moniezia sp.,Haemonchus contortus, Teladorsagia sp.,Trichostrongylus spp.,Ostertagia sp.,Cooperia spp.). The emergence of anthelmintic resistance of these parasites threatens their effective control management globally. Czech Republic, being no exception, lacks coordinated and systematic strategical plan to tackle this problem. In the framework of our new project we aim firstly, to applymodern molecular diagnostic methods in monitoring the parasite load at selected farms in the Czech Republic. Secondly, we intent to define the risk factors and particular mechanisms of anthelmintic resistance, e.g. via the adoption of advanced methods of molecular biology in order to define sequential gene polymorphisms and epigenetic modifications. Last, we plan to suggest the appropriate grazing management for Czech farmers to ensure effective parasite control and sustainable use of anthelmintics.
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