A key mechanism of pathogenesis in sheep infected with the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta.

@article{Stear2003AKM,
  title={A key mechanism of pathogenesis in sheep infected with the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta.},
  author={Michael James Stear and Stephen Bishop and Neil G Henderson and Iain Scott},
  journal={Animal health research reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Infection of sheep with the abomasal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta can cause a relative protein deficiency and reduce growth rate in growing lambs. A key event appears to be the destruction of junctions between epithelial cells. If the infection is heavy or prolonged, this leads to increased mucus production, hyperplasia, decreased acid production… CONTINUE READING