Tag: parasites

Control of Food-Borne Parasites for Improved Food Safety and Security

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As livestock is a major source of food production, growth of food animals is hampered by diseases and ultimately livestock sector is disturbed. This is particularly important because livestock sector has many roles like income generation for small handlers, source of food, energy production in the form of biogas and dung, utilization of marginal lands, […]…Read More

Food Security Issues related to meat-borne parasites

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Communities related to global health have recognized that parasites have great influence on human economic activities, health and nutrition but unfortunately the same consideration has not been achieved by the animal parasites with the same outcomes. This is of utmost importance because almost half of the world population, particularly the poor, depend upon livestock systems […]…Read More

Migratory birds – another culprit behind spread of gastrointestinal parasites

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article image Migration is the seasonal changes behaviour of the birds as they move between their winter homes and summer breeding grounds. In fall they usually leave their breeding areas where the weather is severe and food sources are not plentiful, resources-rich environments while in spring they return to breeding areas. Migration is an extremely diverse behaviour found in all animal taxa.Migration of the birds is a natural seasonal opportunity for breeding, habitats, and feeding. It is a…Read More

Parasites vs politicians

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article image There are two types of strange creatures found on this simple earth whose characteristics are very similar in some or many ways. Parasites are the micro creatures that are always dependent upon other living things for their survival. Politicians are also being dependent upon other people for their survival. Host of parasite always look after to it for its survival but in return, parasite always attacks and utilizes all available resources which are belonging to host originally.…Read More

Exploring indigenous goat breeds to battle against parasites

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article image Goats, earliest domesticated animals on land, evolved from wild goats and their relatives which were first appearing in the Central Asia. Goats include in the group of small ruminants which are used for various purposes, e.g. milk, meat, wool, hair, charm, ceremonial and sacrificial animals all over the world. In addition to these, goat-keeping plays important role in the growth of national economy. Goats provide income and support to the farmers and help in their poverty reduction.…Read More

Sustainable management of gastrointestinal parasites of ruminants

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article image By M Jawad ul Hassan and Dr. M Sohail Sajid INTERNAL PARASITES have always been a problem for livestock farmers all over the world. Whether the animals are grazed on pastures or stall-fed, they must have encountered internal parasites in their lives. Animals of humid areas have been found more prone to internal parasitic problems as compared to those of dry and arid rangelands. Chemical dewormers are losing their efficacy with the passage of time as complaints are emerging from various parts of…Read More

Say no to foods contaminated with parasites!

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article image Dr. Urfa Bin Tahir and Dr. Muhammad Sohail SajidFOOD BY definition is any substance either flora or fauna that when consumed provides nutritional support for the body in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. It contains nutrients inevitable for life, such as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, or vitamins. Since ancient times, people secured food through two methods - hunting and stocking - that are still being practiced. Today, food industry has become the most…Read More