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Review of genetics of helminth resistance in sheep

Helminths are gastrointestinal parasitic worms that have become a major concern and source of economic loss for sheep producers around the world. An article published in the Canad ian Journal of Animal Science  has reviewed current research into a promising alternative to control the disease. According to the  paper , the sheep industry has become dependent on drugs to...
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African breed of cattle harbours potential weapons against a life-threatening parasite

Each year millions of cattle in Africa are killed by a parasite transmitted by the tsetse fly. Parasitologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have studied a breed of cattle with a natural tolerance against the parasite. They found that Baoule cows are doubly protected against the disease: they are less often infected and can tolerate higher levels of parasites in the blood....
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Genome of livestock parasite uncovers potential drug targets

Researchers have identified five enzymes that are essential to the survival of a parasitic worm that infects livestock worldwide and is a great threat to global food security. Two of these proteins are already being studied as potential drug targets against other pathogens. The team sequenced the genome of Haemonchus contortus , or the barber pole worm, a well-studied parasitic worm...
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