Skip to main content
SLU publication database (SLUpub)

Research article2024Peer reviewedOpen access

World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP): Third edition of the guideline for evaluating efficacy of anthelmintics in ruminants (bovine, ovine, caprine)

Burden, D. J.; Bartley, D. J.; Besier, R. B.; Claerebout, E.; Elliott, T. P.; Hoglund, J.; Rehbein, S.; Torres-Acosta, J. F. J.; Van Wyk, J. A.; Yazwinski, T.


This guideline is aimed at those who are involved in the assessment of anthelmintic efficacy in ruminant livestock species (bovine, ovine and caprine). The intent is to provide a framework that can be adopted worldwide for the testing of anthelmintics in ruminants, such that studies carried out in different countries can be compared and thereby unnecessary duplication can be reduced. Recommendations are made for the selection, housing and feeding of study animals, the type of studies required, the method used to conduct those studies, the assessment of results and the standards for defining anthelmintic efficacy.


Anthelmintic; Bovine; Caprine; Efficacy; Guideline; Helminths; Ovine; WAAVP

Published in

Veterinary Parasitology
2024, Volume: 329, article number: 110187
Publisher: ELSEVIER

    UKÄ Subject classification


    Publication identifier


    Permanent link to this page (URI)