Study

In-feed 0.6% ivermectin formulation is effective in reducing helminth parasite loads of wild boar Sus scrofa piglets in the Moslavina hunting ground, Slavonia, Croatia

  • Published source details Rajkovi-Janje R., Manojlovi L. & Gojmerac T. (2004) In-feed 0.6% ivermectin formulation for treatment of wild boar in the Moslavina hunting ground in Croatia. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 50, 41-43

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Use drugs to treat parasites

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Use drugs to treat parasites

    A replicated, before-and-after study in three sites in Slavonia, Croatia (Rajkovi-Janje  et al. 2004) found that using drugs to treat parasites reduced the number of parasite eggs in the dung of wild boar Sus scrofa piglets. These results were not tested for statistical significance. After 14 days, parasite eggs were found in 0–10% of piglet faecal samples compared to 70–100% before treatment. The anti-parasitic drug ivermectin (0.6% formulation) was mixed with piglet feed at a concentration of 9 parts per million. An unspecified number of piglets in three sites were offered the feed for seven days using semi-automated piglet feeders, which were refilled twice each week. Faecal samples from the piglets were examined before the treatment and after seven and 14 days.

    (Summarised by: Phil Martin)

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