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Abstract

Pathophysiology of infection with gastrointestinal nematodes in domestic ruminants: recent developments.

Abstract

Recent literature (since the last Ostertagia workshop, at which the same author reviewed the subject - Veterinary Parasitology (1993) 46, 143-158) on the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal nematode infection in domestic ruminants is reviewed. Since then, research into the pathophysiology of infection has focused on 3 main areas: mechanisms of appetite depression; changes in gastrointestinal function (motility, and acid, pepsinogen and gastrin secretion), mainly the mechanisms of these changes; and alterations in protein metabolism (the effects of protein supplementation on host productivity and resistance; host immunity; and dual abomasal and intestinal infections). There follows a transcript of a discussion which took place at the conference.