Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
In some countries, livestock are treated with antiparasitic drugs to control parasites. These drugs may persist in livestock dung and have a negative impact on dung-eating invertebrates, which are an important food source for some insect-eating bat species (e.g. see EUROBATS 2010). This action is often carried out as part of an organic farming approach. See ‘Use organic farming instead of conventional farming’ for studies that examine the effects of organic farming overall.
EUROBATS (2010) Report of the Intersessional Working Group on impact on bat populations of the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock. Doc. EUROBATS.StC4-AC15.29. Rev1.