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Table 5 Routines regarding treatment for pasture parasites if symptoms of parasitic infection occur during the grazing season

From: Gastrointestinal nematodes and Fasciola hepatica in Norwegian cattle herds: a questionnaire to investigate farmers’ perceptions and control strategies

 Treatment routines Dairy cattle farmers, n  = 354 Beef cattle farmers n  = 611
n % n %
Treatment only of symptomatic animals 72 20 272 45
Treatment of symptomatic animals and all in that age group 70 20 72 12
Treatment of all individuals 54 15 79 13
Prophylactic treatment of the exposed age group next season 198 56 N/A N/A
Diagnostic faecal sample is taken 16 5 97 16
No particular measures 54 15 141 23
  1. N/A not applicable as this option was not present in the questionnaire