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Title: Galectin-11, a potential marker of resistance against gastrointestinal nematode infection in small ruminants
Contributor(s): Preston, S (author); Meeusen, E N T (author); Walkden-Brown, Steve W  (author)orcid ; Piedrafita, D (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10184
Abstract: 'Haemonchus contortus' is a major gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) parasite of sheep, causing significant production losses. Primary control of 'H. contortus' is by the use of anthelmintics but is an unlikely long term control method due to the development of parasite anthelmintic resistance. Alternative strategies include the breeding of animals naturally resistant/resilient to infection. Such selection is based on the phenotypic identification of resistant animals. Currently, faecal egg counts (FEC) are the most common method of determining infection levels but the expense and labour requirements for this technique limits its impact and an alternative test is required. Two molecules associated with the development of immunity, Galectin-11 (a carbohydrate binding protein recently identified in our laboratory) and mucosal IgA, were investigated as potential resistant selection tools in infected animals.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: WAAVP 2011: 23rd International Conference of the World Association of the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology - Towards good management practices in parasite control, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21st - 25th August, 2011
Conference Details: WAAVP 2011: 23rd International Conference of the World Association of the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology - Towards good management practices in parasite control, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21st - 25th August, 2011
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the World Association of the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Publisher: Asociacion Argentina de Parasitologia Veterinaria (AAPAVET)
Place of Publication: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
070708 Veterinary Parasitology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://cnia.inta.gov.ar/helminto/WAAVP23/pdf/Session_R/Session_R_Parte9.pdf
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