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Efficacies of fenbendazole and albendazole in the treatment of commercial turkeys artificially infected with Ascaridiadissimilis

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dc.contributor.advisor Yazwinski, Thomas A.
dc.creator Perkins, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T19:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T19:33:56Z
dc.date.created 2013-05
dc.date.issued 2012-06-07
dc.date.submitted May 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10826/ETD-2013-05-154
dc.description.abstract The goal of this research was to determine the extent of anthelmintic resistance that turkey roundworms, Ascaridiadissimilis, have developed to anti-parasitic chemicals used in commercial turkey operations. Roundworm infections in turkeys have resulted in monetary losses for the poultry industry for years, generally due to poor feed conversion. The infection itself is generally subclinical and many turkeys have a light to moderate worm burden. Since parasitisms are light, this leads to the infections being noticed only during processing.A. dissimilis infections consist of adult worms and developing larvae with the latter comprising most of the worm burden and causing the most damage. In this study, eggs were collected from A. dissimilis found in turkeys previously treated with various parasiticides and combinations thereof. These eggs were in turn used to instill artificial infections in turkeys on site. These artificially infected turkeys were then treated withfenbendazole oralbendazole. A third group of birds were left untreated as a control group. Drug efficacies were determined based on parasite loads post treatment (at necropsy). The results of this study will improve current knowledge of anthelmintic resistance associated with these drugs.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Animal sciences
dc.subject Parasitology
dc.title Efficacies of fenbendazole and albendazole in the treatment of commercial turkeys artificially infected with Ascaridiadissimilis
dc.date.updated 2012-06-07T19:33:57Z
dc.identifier.slug 10826/ETD-2013-05-154
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.grantor University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.department Animal Science
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dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.contributor.committeeMember Powell, Jeremy
dc.contributor.committeeMember Anthony, Nicholas B.


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