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Decision making on helminths in cattle: diagnostics, economics and human behaviour

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, September 2016
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Decision making on helminths in cattle: diagnostics, economics and human behaviour
Published in
Irish Veterinary Journal, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13620-016-0073-6
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Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Els Ducheyne, Mariska van der Voort, Fiona Vande Velde, Edwin Claerebout, Charlier, Johannes, De Waele, Valérie, Ducheyne, Els, van der Voort, Mariska, Vande Velde, Fiona, Claerebout, Edwin


Helminth infections of cattle affect productivity in all classes of stock, and are amongst the most important production-limiting diseases of grazing ruminants. Over the last decade, there has been a shift in focus in the diagnosis of these infections from merely detecting presence/absence of infection towards detecting its impact on production. This has been facilitated by studies observing consistent negative correlations between helminth diagnostic test results and measures of productivity. Veterinarians are increasingly challenged to consider the economic aspects of their work, and the use of these tests should now be integrated in economic evaluation frameworks for improved decision making. In this paper, we review recent insights in the farm-specific economic impact of helminth infections on dairy cattle farms as well as in farmer attitudes and behaviour regarding helminth control. Combining better economic impact assessments of helminth infections together with a deeper understanding of the non-economic factors that drive a farmer's animal health decisions should result in more effective control strategies and increased farmer satisfaction.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 86 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 10%
Researcher 9 10%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 26%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 18 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 7%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 18 21%

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So far Altmetric has tracked 132 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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