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Interactions between nutrition and infections with Haemonchus contortus and related gastro-intestinal nematodes in small ruminants

Hoste, H., Torres-Acosta, J. F. J., Quijada, J., Chan-Perez, I., Dakheel, M. M., Kommuru, D. S., Mueller-Harvey, I. and Terrill, T. H. (2016) Interactions between nutrition and infections with Haemonchus contortus and related gastro-intestinal nematodes in small ruminants. In: Gasser, R. and von Samson-Himmelstjersterna, G. (eds.) Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchosis – Past, Present and Future Trends. Academic Press, London, pp. 239-351, Chapter 13. ISBN 9780128103951

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Abstract/Summary

Interactions between host nutrition and feeding behaviour are central to understanding the pathophysiological consequences of infections of the digestive tract with parasitic nematodes. The manipulation of host nutrition provides useful options to control gastrointestinal nematodes as a component of an integrated strategy. Focused mainly on the Hameonchus contortus infection model in small ruminants, this chapter (i) illustrates the relationship between quantitative (macro- and micro-nutrients) and qualitative (plant secondary metabolites) aspects of host nutrition and nematode infection, and (ii) shows how basic studies aimed at addressing some generic questions can help provide solutions, despite the considerable diversity of epidemiological situations and breeding systems.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Food Production and Quality Division > Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences (ADFCS)
ID Code:61281
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pathophysiology, Nematode, Nutraceutical, Plant Secondary Metabolites, Tannins, Resistance, Resilience, Anthelmintic.
Publisher:Academic Press

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