Greater intensity and frequency of Cryptosporidium and Giardia oocyst shedding beyond the neonatal period is associated with reductions in growth, carcase weight and dressing efficiency in sheep
Caroline Jacobson, Andrew Williams, Rongchang Yang, Una Ryan, Ian Carmichael, Angus J Campbell, Graham E Gardner
Veterinary Parasitology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016
Awarded by Meat and Livestock Australia
This study was funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (B.AHE.0027), Australian Wool Innovation Limited and the Australian Government. We thank the participating farmers for their support and providing access to sheep for sample collection. We thank Justin Hoad for providing faecal samples from NSW. Collection of samples, DNA extraction and WEC for the samples from WA farms were performed by Joshua Sweeny. Thanks also go to Josephine Ng-Hublin for DNA extraction of faecal samples collected from SA, NSW and Vic. We thank Peter Hunt (CSIRO) for his advice and assistance with the development and validation of the Haemonchus qPCR. We thank Andrea Paparini for his feedback on statistical analyses for this study, and to Johann Schroder for providing helpful editorial feedback on the manuscript. We also thank the reviewers of this paper for helpful feedback that was incorporated into the final manuscript.