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World association for the advancement of veterinary parasitology (WAAVP): Second edition of guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of anthelmintics in poultry

Yazwinski, T. A.; Hoglund, J.; Permin, A.; Gauly, M.; Tucker, C.


This revision of the original poultry guidelines has been prepared to assist in the planning, conduct and interpretation of studies designed to assess the anthelmintic efficacy of drugs (newly discovered or currently used) against helminth parasites of chickens and turkeys. The original set of poultry guidelines was published in 2003. The current version provides an update on procedures to study and quantify the most important helminth parasites of chickens and turkeys, and to integrate these poultry guidelines with a new series of general, reflective and host-specific guidelines relative to assessing anthelmintic efficacy in production and companion animals. General considerations required for the conduct of studies designed to evaluate anthelmintics regardless of animal host such as the selection of study animals, animal housing, feeding, study design, record keeping and statistical analysis are for the most part provided in the newly published general guidelines. Taken together, the general and poultry guidelines should help investigators and others design and conduct studies and evaluate data concerned with determining the efficacy and safety of anthelmintics in chickens and turkeys. Additionally, this revision draws attention to several timely considerations inherent to anthelmintic evaluations such as the need to properly collect helminth specimens for subsequent determinations (e.g. species and stage verification, helminth genotyping). The investigations addressed herein, will most likely provide the very first public record of a new product's abilities to effectively reduce targeted, helminth infections in animals, and particular attention should be focused on study excellence and accuracy. Due to changes in consumer preferences, and new regulatory requirements, poultry husbandry, especially regarding laying hens, has changed immensely in many countries since the publication of the first poultry guidelines. These changes have generally allowed for a much greater exposure of birds to the source of helminth challenge (litter and fields as opposed to cages). Parasitic helminthiosis of poultry has therefore greatly increased in incidence and magnitude; changes that accentuate the need for more effective anthelmintic intervention and an update on the means of determining anthelmintic efficacy.


Chicken; Turkey, Poultry, WAAVP anthelmintic evaluation guidelines

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Veterinary Parasitology
2022, Volym: 305, artikelnummer: 109711
Utgivare: ELSEVIER

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