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Parasitological Effect of Alternate Grazing of Cattle and Sheep

  • F. Inderbitzin
  • J. Eckert
  • H. R. Hofmann
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 9)

Abstract

Preliminary results of a 4 year trial on alternate grazing of cattle and sheep carried out on a pre-alpine pasture in Switzerland indicated that the use of sheep pastures by cattle during the second part of the grazing period (July — September) resulted in reduced faecal egg counts and serum-pepsinogen levels in cattle. This effect was pronounced if the calves were treated with fenbendazole (7.5 mg/kg body weight) before a change of pasture at the beginning of July.

The alternate grazing appeared to be advantageous also for a well balanced plant population on pasture.

Keywords

Worm Burden Grazing Season Cattle Pasture Grazing Period Worm Count 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Inderbitzin
    • 1
  • J. Eckert
    • 1
  • H. R. Hofmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Association for the Advancement for Forage Crop Production, Institute for ParasitologyUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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