Do Targeted Selective Treatments (TST) work?

dc.contributor.authorGreer, Andrew W.
dc.description.abstractThe question of whether targeted selective treatment (TST) anthelmintic regimes work is a very pertinent one. What appears to be a simple question on the surface is, in fact, far more complex when given due consideration. The reality is that this question is being asked to alleviate fears of imminent doom by veterinarians, advisors and farmers when considering changing from their current anthelmintic regimes. Albert Einstein is quoted as once saying the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Ever since the trichlabendazoles were released over half a century ago whole-flock and regular anthelmintic treatments have relatively rapidly resulted in the development of anthelmintic resistance to each new active and/or formulation. So perhaps at the same time of considering whether TST regimes work we should also consider if it is actually our current whole-flock neo-suppressive regimes that do not work.en
dc.publisher.placeVirtual conferenceen
dc.sourceWVAC 2020: Veterinary Professionals of the World Unite!en
dc.subjecttargeted selective treatmentsen
dc.subjectanthelmintic resistanceen
dc.titleDo Targeted Selective Treatments (TST) work?en
dc.typeConference Contribution - unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciences
lu.subtypeConference Oral Presentationen
pubs.notesConference was cancelled due to COVID19 - replaced with virtual conference, conference date unclear Recently the World Veterinary Association (WVA) was forced to cancel its 36th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) being hosted in New Zealand by the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) because of the restrictions imposed by the outbreak of COVID-19. Out of adversity, however, has come innovation, with NZVA working with WVA and partnering with The Webinar Vet to deliver an online festival of veterinary learning.en