Population biology of Trichostrongylus tenuis, a parasite of economic importance for red grouse management.

Author Hudson, P.J. & Dobson, A.P.
Citation Hudson, P.J. & Dobson, A.P. (1989). Population biology of Trichostrongylus tenuis, a parasite of economic importance for red grouse management. Parasitology Today, 5: 283-291.

Abstract

The caecal nematode, Trichostrongylus tenuis, is associated with dramatic decreases in the density of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) resulting in a significant loss of sporting income to many upland estates in the UK. In this article Peter Hudson and Andrew Dobson describe the dynamics of the grouse-T. tenuis system, show that the parasites can cause population crashes and present preliminary findings from the development of new control methods.

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