Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
View assessment score
Hide assessment score
How is the evidence assessed?
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.
Where has this evidence come from?
List of journals searched by synopsis
All the journals searched for all synopses
This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Bat Conservation
Bat Conservation - Published 2021