Amanda M. Damsteegt

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AIM To confirm the presence of multiple anthelmintic resistance on a sheep farm in New Zealand. METHODS Three groups of 10 weaned Romney-cross lambs were treated either with an oral dose of ivermectin (0.2 mg/kg), or a benzimidazole/levamisole (BZ/LEV) combination (4.75 albendazole and 7.5 mg/kg levamisole), or were left untreated. Ten days later, animals(More)
An outbreak of diarrhoea in a flock of 450 Romney hoggets was investigated. The flock was receiving suboptimal pasture allowance on an intensive 4-day controlled grazing rotation. Approximately 30% were affected with a foul-smelling diarrhoea and four died. Yersinia enterocolitica was isolated from small and large intestines of three affected sheep.(More)
The Muller F element (4.2 Mb, ~80 protein-coding genes) is an unusual autosome of Drosophila melanogaster; it is mostly heterochromatic with a low recombination rate. To investigate how these properties impact the evolution of repeats and genes, we manually improved the sequence and annotated the genes on the D. erecta, D. mojavensis, and D. grimshawi F(More)
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