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Research article2007Peer reviewed

Soil nematode populations beneath faeces from reindeer treated with ivermectin

Yeates GW, Hrabok JT, Oksanen A, Nieminen M, Waller PJ


The size and composition of the nematode assemblage in soil beneath faecal material derived from reindeer treated with ivermectin oral, or ivermectin subcutaneous formulations in early winter in northern Finland, was studied over a two-year period. This study was performed on both ungrazed and grazed areas that typify the reindeer habitat of the region and comparisons were also made with soil nematodes recovered from soils receiving untreated faecal material. Although significant differences in numbers of soil nematode fauna were observed between treatments on individual occasions, none of the differences occurred consistently with treatment, or with time. These results showed no adverse environmental impact of the faeces of reindeer given either formulation of ivermectin in early winter on soil nematode communities in subsequent years

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Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil and Plant Science
2007, Volume: 57, number: 2, pages: 126-133 Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS AS

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    Animal and Dairy Science
    Veterinary Science

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