Farms and animals included in both studies as well as further details on study design.
|Study 1||Study 2|
|Time period of first examination||September–October 2018||Nov. – Dec. 2019 except #31 (Feb. 2020) and #32 + #33 (Sept. – Oct. 2020)|
|Min./max. number of animals examined/farm||10–70||10–40|
|Number farms/animals examined||13/500||19/375|
|Breed||Tyrolian mountain sheep||Various sheep breeds|
|Number farms/animals included in FECRT||11/126||19/263|
|Threshold EPG for inclusion in FECRT||≥100||≥50|
|Number of animals with EPG ≥ 200||93 (73%)||168 (63.9%)|
|Treatment decision by||Institute of Parasitology in consultation with attending veterinarian and farmer||Attending veterinarian and farmers|
|Treatment and sampling performed by||A project team member (FU)||The attending veterinarian, a project team member (VF, MHR or WK) or the farmer during the presence of a project team member (VF, MHR or WK).|
|Drug provided by||Institute of Parasitology, Vetmeduni Vienna||Attending veterinarian|
|Anthelmintic compounds used||MOX (Cydectin®, Elanco) 0.2 mg/kg BW and/or Fenbendazole (FBZ) (Panacur® Suspension 2.5%, MSD) 5 mg/kg BW||Different compounds and formulations of the groups of BZs; MLs as well as MON (see Table 3)|
|Farms not visited but samples sent in. Sampling and treatment performed by attending veterinarian||–||N = 6 (#26, 27, 32, 31, 33)|
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