Relationships between faecal dry matter, worm burdens and inflammatory mediators and cells in parasite-resistant Merino rams.

@article{Williams2010RelationshipsBF,
  title={Relationships between faecal dry matter, worm burdens and inflammatory mediators and cells in parasite-resistant Merino rams.},
  author={Andrew R Williams and L. J. E. Karlsson and Dieter G Palmer and Philip E. Vercoe and Ingrid H. Williams and J. C. Greeff and David L. Emery},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={171 3-4},
  pages={263-72}
}
Immune-mediated scouring due to ingested parasite larvae is a major concern for sheep producers in Mediterranean climates. We investigated immune-mediated scouring in parasite-resistant Merino sheep in Australia. Forty-adult, parasite-resistant Merino rams were judged to be either susceptible or non-susceptible to immune-mediated scouring on the basis of dag scores taken under field conditions. We hypothesised that the susceptible rams would have lower faecal dry matter during larval challenge… CONTINUE READING