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close this bookIntegrated Helminth Control - KARI technical note no. 2 (DFID - KARI, 1999, 54 p.)
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View the documentSeasonal Fluke Treatment

Seasonal Fluke Treatment

The purpose of seasonal treatments against fluke is twofold: firstly to remove burdens of flukes in the livestock and secondly to reduce the contamination rate amongst snails.

Treatments should therefore be at times of peak infection and during periods when snails are not active (during droughts or floods).

FAO guidelines suggest that for the Kenya Highlands, treatments should be in February, June and October.

Seasonal treatment is unlikely to be successful in preventing infection unless both the grazing and the watercourse are under the farmer's control or if all the farmers sharing these resources act together.


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