Anthelmintic resistance in ruminants: challenges and solutions

J. Charlier, D. J. Bartley, S. Sotiraki, M. Martinez-Valladares, E. Claerebout, G. von Samson-Himmelstjerna, S. M. Thamsborg, H. Hoste, E. R. Morgan, L. Rinaldi*

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Abstract

Anthelmintic resistance (AR) is a growing concern for effective parasite control in farmed ruminants globally. Combatting AR will require intensified and integrated research efforts in the development of innovative diagnostic tests to detect helminth infections and AR, sustainable anthelmintic treatment strategies and the development of complementary control approaches such as vaccination and plant-based control. It will also require a better understanding of socio-economic drivers of anthelmintic treatment decisions, in order to support a behavioural shift and develop targeted communication strategies that promote the uptake of evidence-based sustainable solutions. Here, we review the state-of-the-art in these different fields of research activity related to AR in helminths of livestock ruminants in Europe and beyond. We conclude that in the advent of new challenges and solutions emerging from continuing spread of AR and intensified research efforts, respectively, there is a strong need for transnational multi-actor initiatives. These should involve all key stakeholders to develop indicators of infection and sustainable control, set targets and promote good practices to achieve them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Parasitology
EditorsDavid Rollinson, Russell Stothard
PublisherAcademic Press
Chapter3
Pages171-227
Number of pages57
ISBN (Print)9780323988711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Parasitology
Volume115
ISSN (Print)0065-308X

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This article is based upon work from the COST Action COMBAR CA16230, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). SMT received funding by The Danish Council for Independent Research (Grant DFF–6111-00394). DJB received funding from the Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services. ERM received funding from UK Research and Innovation through grant BB/R010250/1.

Funding Information:
This article is based upon work from the COST Action COMBAR CA16230, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). SMT received funding by The Danish Council for Independent Research (Grant DFF?6111-00394). DJB received funding from the Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services. ERM received funding from UK Research and Innovation through grant BB/R010250/1.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Anthelmintic efficacy
  • Anthelmintic resistance
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Cattle
  • Goats
  • Nematode
  • Research coordination
  • Sheep
  • Sustainable parasite control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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