NAZV QL24010306

Sustainable parasite control in small ruminants corresponding to the One Health concept

Project objectives

This project aims to map the occurrence and intensity of GI helminths in Czech sheep and goat farms, develop an easy and practical tool for diagnosing the pathogenic nematode Haemonchus contortus, and primarily to verify and compare the effectiveness of strategic deworming approaches on selected sheep and goat farms. Based on the data, a strategic general antiparasitic management for farms will be proposed, which could be modified according to the size of the herd, the level of parasitic infestation, or the breeding focus of the herd.

Specific aims are:

  • to analyse parasite diversity of GI parasites in sheep and goats, with special attention to defying the occurrence and infection level of Haemonchus contortus in Czechia
  • to develop smart, quick, and original diagnostic tool for detection of Haemonchus contortus in animal faeces based on isothermal amplification of DNA
  • to identify unsuitable strategies of helminth control and risk factors for development and spreading of anthelmintic resistance
  • to propose, optimize and verify sustainable parasite control strategies for small ruminants in Czechia
    to educate sheep/goat owners and to motivate them towards sustainable parasite control


Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, National Agency for Agricultural Research

17 700 287 CZK


Veterinary Research Institute

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

ZVOZD Horácko, Opatov na Moravě

ZD Jeseník

Plzeň ZOO

Principal investigator

VRI Team (co-investigators)