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Consequences of alternative and conventional endoparasite control in cattle for dung-associated invertebrates and ecosystem functioning

Abstract:

Invertebrates associated with livestock dung provide a valuable ecosystem service of dung decomposition, but can be affected negatively by the use of livestock parasite-control products (anthelmintics). Alternative products are promoted as environmentally sustainable, but effects on dung fauna and dung processing have not yet been investigated. We assessed the effects of one conventional product (ivermectin) and three alternatives (a homoeopathic product, Bug A Tub (a free-choice lick contain...

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10.1016/j.agee.2012.08.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS and ENVIRONMENT
Volume:
162
Pages:
36-44
Publication date:
2012-11-01
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ISSN:
0167-8809
URN:
uuid:6b568ed3-9bc2-4062-969b-8499d391f211
Source identifiers:
352883
Local pid:
pubs:352883

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