Story: Farming and the environment

Alternative health treatments

Alternative health treatments

Internal nematode parasites are increasingly resistant to anthelmintic drench treatments, meaning that alternative means of maintaining farm animal health must be developed. AgResearch scientist Chris Boom is investigating the effectiveness of brassica crops in preventing parasite infection in beef calves.

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Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - A modified landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17878/alternative-health-treatments (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, published 24 Nov 2008