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close this bookIntegrated Helminth Control - KARI technical note no. 2 (DFID - KARI, 1999, 54 p.)
View the documentABOUT THIS MANUAL
View the documentPART ONE - The Helminth Diseases of Kenya
close this folderPART TWO - Helminth Control Advice, summarised by area
View the documentWestern Kenya Sugar Zone
View the documentWestern Kenya Grain Zone
View the documentWestern Kenya Tea Zone
View the documentCentral Kenya High Altitude Zone
View the documentSemi-arid Zone, Smallholder Farms
View the documentSemi-arid Zone, Pastoralist Producers
View the documentSemi-arid Zone, Large Scale Ranches
View the documentArid Zone, Pastoralist Producers
View the documentCoastal Sub-humid Zone
close this folderPART THREE - Guidelines For Anthelmintic Use
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View the documentSheep And Goat Wormer Guide
View the documentCattle Wormer Guide
close this folderPART FOUR - The Strategies
View the documentTreating only clinical cases
View the documentAnaemia Diagnosis
View the documentSeasonal Anthelmintic Use
View the documentRapid Rotation
View the documentDose & Move
View the documentMedicated Feed Blocks
View the documentToxocara Treatment
View the documentUse of narrow spectrum drugs
View the documentAlternate Grazing
View the documentBoma Rotation
View the documentUse of genetic resistance
View the documentMixed use of broad and narrow spectrum drugs
View the documentCropping Rotation
View the documentSeasonal Fluke Treatment


This manual has been produced in response to demand from animal health professionals for a simple and clear set of advisory notes to help them in their task of reducing the costs that worm diseases cause to the livestock owned by Kenya's farmers.

It is designed for use by Animal Health Assistants, vets, livestock production staff and others working to advise farmers in disease control, be they in the employment of the Government of Kenya, the NGO sector or working privately.

At present, farmers and advisers tend to rely heavily on the use of drugs to control helminth problems in the flocks and herds under their care. However, the use of drugs should properly be only one weapon in our armoury. By integrating other methods of control, often alongside occasional drug treatment, the costs of control can be reduced and the loss of production caused by the worms alleviated.

However, not all control methods are appropriate to every farm. A good adviser needs to take into account the unique features of each farm that can be used to help in the control effort. In this manual we have tried to list the likely features found on farms in different parts of the country and a menu of the different methods of control that may be appropriate. We leave it to each individual adviser to use his or her knowledge of a particular farm to help the farmer to choose the appropriate methods to incorporate into the farm's worm control programme.