Association between variation in faecal egg count for a mixed field-challenge of nematode parasites and ovine MHC-DQA2 polymorphism.

@article{Hickford2011AssociationBV,
  title={Association between variation in faecal egg count for a mixed field-challenge of nematode parasites and ovine MHC-DQA2 polymorphism.},
  author={Jon G. H. Hickford and Rachel H. J. Forrest and Huitong Zhou and Qian Fang and Chris Miles Frampton},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={144 3-4},
  pages={312-20}
}
The selection of sheep that are resistant to gastrointestinal parasites and have lower faecal egg counts (FECs) has been the subject of extensive research. This has led to the speculation that the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) genes could be used as markers to reduce FEC. In this study, associations between variation in ovine MHC-DQA2 and various… CONTINUE READING