Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants and Horses – What can be Done for the Safeguarding of Existing Anthelmintic Treatments?

Norbert Mencke, Bayer examines how anthelmintic resistance (AR) has been a threat to the health and productivity of livestock animals worldwide. While there is a general understanding that a global regulatory framework is needed to encourage investments into new drug classes as well as into alternative control mechanisms, existing anthelmintic agents remain a key part of any cost-effective gastrointestinal helminth, trematode and cestode control programme.