Control of bovine fasciolosis in dairy cattle in Switzerland with emphasis on pasture management.

Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Department of Farm Animals, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.
The Veterinary Journal (Impact Factor: 2.42). 09/2009; 186(2):188-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.08.003
Source: PubMed

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