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dc.contributor.authorBloemhoff, Yris*
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Andrew*
dc.contributor.authorDanaher, Martin*
dc.contributor.authorGood, Barbara*
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Eric*
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Grace*
dc.contributor.authorSekiya, Mary*
dc.contributor.authorSayers, Riona*
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-05T14:41:35Z
dc.date.available2015-10-05T14:41:35Z
dc.date.issued09/07/2015
dc.identifier.citationYris Bloemhoff, Andrew Forbes, Martin Danaher, Barbara Good, Eric Morgan, Grace Mulcahy. Irish Veterinary Journal. 2015, 68(1):16en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/884
dc.descriptionThis study was financed by both the Irish dairy levy and Merial.
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.description.abstractBackground Fasciola hepatica is a helminth parasite of global importance in livestock, with major economic impact. However information on F. hepatica infections in Irish pasture-based dairy herds is limited. Therefore this study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence, seasonality and management factors associated with F. hepatica. A total of 319 Irish dairy herds were selected for this study. Bulk tank milk (BTM) samples were collected from 290 dairy farms on a quarter year basis, while from a further 29 dairy farms BTM samples were collected on a monthly basis to provide a more detailed pattern of F. hepatica exposure in Irish herds. BTM samples were analysed using a commercially available F. hepatica antibody detection ELISA. Furthermore, within-herd prevalence of F. hepatica was assessed in a subset of these 29 herds (n = 17); both individual serum samples and bulk tank milk samples were collected. Results A within-herd prevalence of ≤ 50 % was found for herds with negative bulk tank milk samples. The mean prevalence of the 290 study herds was 75.4 % (Range 52 %–75.1 %), with the highest prevalence being observed in November (75.1 %). The seasonal pattern of F. hepatica shows elevated antibodies as the grazing season progressed, reaching a peak in January. A significant association was found between F. hepatica and age at first calving. Conclusion This study demonstrates that F. hepatica is present in a large proportion of Irish dairy herds and provides a basis on which control practices, particularly in adult dairy cows, can be reviewed.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipMerial
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Dairy Levyen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherBiomed Centralen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Veterinary Journal;vol 68
dc.subjectFasciola hepatica,en_GB
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_GB
dc.subjectDairy cowsen_GB
dc.subjectELISAen_GB
dc.subjectSeasonalityen_GB
dc.titleDetermining the Prevalence and Seasonality of Fasciola hepatica in Pasture-based Dairy herds in Ireland using a Bulk Tank Milk ELISAen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.updated2015-09-17T13:56:36Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderBloemhoff et al.
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13620-015-0042-5
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Dairy Levy Research Trust
dc.contributor.sponsorMerial
refterms.dateFOA2018-01-12T08:15:40Z


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