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close this bookIntegrated Helminth Control - KARI technical note no. 2 (DFID - KARI, 1999, 54 p.)
close this folderPART FOUR - The Strategies
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View the documentBoma Rotation
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View the documentMixed use of broad and narrow spectrum drugs
View the documentCropping Rotation
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Boma Rotation

Bomas often become sources of infection with high numbers of infectious larvae in the surrounding herbage and in the pasture immediately adjacent to the boma. The frequent movement of bomas can reduce the rate of reinfection from such areas. Normally bomas should not return to the original position within one year. The more often bomas can be moved the better. Such a practice can also lead to a reduction in cases of pneumonias. While the use of more mobile (and hence less robust) bomas may lead to an increase in the numbers of animals lost to predators, the benefits in terms of animal health can often overcome any such losses.