Journal article

Diarrhoea associated with gastrointestinal parasites in grazing sheep

Caroline Jacobson, John WA Larsen, R Brown Besier, Joan B Lloyd, Lewis P Kahn



Diarrhoea is a common, widespread and frustrating reality for sheep enterprises in most sheep producing regions globally and of particular concern in Australia as the major risk factor for breech flystrike. Parasitic disease has long been recognised as an important factor in diarrhoea in sheep, particularly the gastrointestinal nematodes (Trichostrongylus and Teladorsagia species). This review focuses on the role of parasitic infections in causing diarrhoea in sheep, with emphasis on the epidemiology of diarrhoea outbreaks related to worms and opportunities to manage the risk of diarrhoea outbreaks in sheep related to parasitic infections. Parasitic nematodes damage the gastrointestinal trac..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This review was part of a commissioned project funded by Australian Wool Innovation. Australian Wool Innovation approved the manuscript for publication, but were not involved in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data. Australian Wool Innovation is grateful for its funding, which is primarily provided by Australian woolgrowers through a wool levy and by the Australian Government which provides a matching contribution for eligible R&D activities.