Hästavmaskningsmedels påverkan på miljö och välfärd
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Healthy, natural pastures is very valuable for biodiversity in the form of both plants and animals. An efficient use of pastures helps to preserve biodiversity, but grazing animals needs to be de-wormed to keep them healthy and to prevent harmful parasites spread on the pasture. The awareness about the environmental impact of the frequent use of deworming agents is low among the public. Some people are unaware that the absorption in horses of anthelmintics is incomplete, which make the circumstances about enviromental effect important to investigate further. The scientific evidence in this area is limited and more studies and trials are needed to deepen the knowledge about the effects of anthelmintics in the environment. Our report includes a compilation of studies conducted on anthelmintics and equine parasites, as well as an experiment which was conducted at the University of Halmstad biogaslaboratory April 2014. Anthelmintics have been shown to have negative impact on the manure ecosystem and especially against manure living fauna. Deworming routines has changed over the years as the equine industry has developed. Nevertheless, there’s still a lack of concrete approach to deworming.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
anthelmintics, cyathostominae, environmental impact, equine parasites, resistance
Agricultural Science Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use Other Veterinary Science Renewable Bioenergy Research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26001DiVA: diva2:731064
Subject / course
Kummel, Helena, Agronom
Mattsson, Marie, Docent