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Type of publication: Diploma Thesis
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Year: 2014

Authors: Doll, Sarah

Title: Untersuchungen zur Variabilität der Strongylideneiausscheidung in vier Trabrennställen als Basis für den Einsatz des selektiven anthelminthischen Behandelns.

Other title: Excretion of strongyle eggs in four trotter stables as a basis for selective anthelmintic treatment

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 68.


Hinney Barbara

Van Den Hoven Rene

Vetmed Research Units:
Institute of Parasitology

Graduation date: 24.10.14

The theoretical basis for the selective treatment approach in horses with strongyle infection is the observation that within a horse population strongyle egg shedding is highly overdispersed: a horse population can be separated in high and low egg shedders were the intensity of strongyle egg shedding remains constant in individual animals. Defining the adequate cut-off value between high and low egg shedders is a crucial step for a successful selective treatment approach in horse populations and the definition is often an arbitrary decision. Most studies on strongyle egg shedding were conducted in horses with access to pasture as stabled horses are supposed to be not at risk to contract a strongyle infection. In this study the variability of strongyle egg shedding in a population of Standardbred horses without access to pasture was investigated. The aim of the study was to test whether strongyle infection and overdispersion of egg excretion are also present in this population. Furthermore a practical method to detect a suitable EpG (eggs per gram of faeces) cut-off level was to be developed.

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