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Effect of Vegetable Oils Feed Additives on Endoparasites Associated with Dewormed Racing Horses

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Department of Environment Hygiene and Animal Welfare, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego 38C, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
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Section of Applied Entomology, Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Horticultural Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences–SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Animal Breeding, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego 38C, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Na Grobli 13, 50-640 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, and Fisheries, Faculty of Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Academic Editors: Vito Laudadio and Vincenzo Tufarelli
Agriculture 2021, 11(6), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11060525
Received: 16 April 2021 / Revised: 1 June 2021 / Accepted: 2 June 2021 / Published: 5 June 2021
The effectiveness of commonly used parasiticides decreases due to the drug resistance developed by many organisms. Therefore, the application of feed additives possessing antiparasitic properties may be helpful in limiting the burden of parasites. The aim of this research was to evaluate parasitological coefficients for endoparasites of regularly dewormed Arabian horses and Thoroughbreds, fed on a basal diet of oat and muesli with vegetable oils and/or without vitamin E. The observations revealed parasitic invasion in 25 of 27 examined horses. The most frequent in both breeds were Strongylidae—accounting for 86% of Thoroughbreds and 100% of Arabian horses. Strongyloididae were observed in 33% of individuals representing both breeds while botflies were found in one Arabian horse and one Thoroughbred. Mean EPG coefficients for strongylids and strongyloidids were higher in Thoroughbreds (530 vs. 529 and 43 vs. 29, respectively), although the differences were not statistically significant. The addition of pure linseed oil significantly reduced the number of Strongylidae in fecal samples. The results indicate that properly selected plant additives obtained from arable crops may be helpful in limiting the numbers of drug-resistant strongylids. View Full-Text
Keywords: animal health; disease prevention; drug resistance; feed additives; linseed oil; nutrition animal health; disease prevention; drug resistance; feed additives; linseed oil; nutrition
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Górniak, W.; Moniuszko, H.; Wojnarowski, K.; Górniak, A.; Cholewińska, P.; Waliczek, A.; Soroko, M.; Szeligowska, N. Effect of Vegetable Oils Feed Additives on Endoparasites Associated with Dewormed Racing Horses. Agriculture 2021, 11, 525. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11060525

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Górniak W, Moniuszko H, Wojnarowski K, Górniak A, Cholewińska P, Waliczek A, Soroko M, Szeligowska N. Effect of Vegetable Oils Feed Additives on Endoparasites Associated with Dewormed Racing Horses. Agriculture. 2021; 11(6):525. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11060525

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Górniak, Wanda, Hanna Moniuszko, Konrad Wojnarowski, Aleksander Górniak, Paulina Cholewińska, Agnieszka Waliczek, Maria Soroko, and Natalia Szeligowska. 2021. "Effect of Vegetable Oils Feed Additives on Endoparasites Associated with Dewormed Racing Horses" Agriculture 11, no. 6: 525. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11060525

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