Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: experience from GLOWORM

Submitted: 19 March 2015
Accepted: 19 March 2015
Published: 19 March 2015
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Mapping and modelling helminth infections in cattle and sheep in Europe through advanced geospatial research was one of the main task of GLOWORM, a three year project (2012-2014) funded under the European Commission's (EC) seventh framework programme (FP7). Liver flukes as Fasciola hepatica and gastrointestinal nematodes, such as Haemonchus contortus were chosen for the project since these parasites constitute a major cause of lost productivity in small and large ruminants. The output of the GLOWORM project delivered guidelines for standardized and harmonized cross-sectional surveys of helminth parasites in ruminants allowing the development of updated prevalence maps and multi-scale, spatial models for the European area.

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Rinaldi, L., Hendrickx, G., Cringoli, G., Biggeri, A., Ducheyne, E., Catelan, D., Morgan, E., Williams, D., Charlier, J., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, G., & Vercruysse, J. (2015). Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: experience from GLOWORM. Geospatial Health, 9(2), 257–259. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2015.347

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