Drug resistant parasites cost European livestock industry millions each year

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Source: 
University of Liverpool

An international research study involving researchers at the University of Liverpool has estimated that drug-resistant parasitic worms cost the European livestock industry more than €38 million per year in production losses and veterinary costs.

Parasites can cause major welfare and productivity problems in cattle, sheep and goats worldwide, affecting growth, fertility and milk production. Worryingly, drug resistance is increasing against the veterinary medicines widely used to treat and prevent infection. This means that current farming methods may not be sustainable in the longer term.

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