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Cover for Anoplocephalidae

Parasites in the Anoplocephalidae occur in the gastrointestinal tract, bile ducts and pancreatic ducts of domestic and wild ruminants. Their life...


The West African Dwarf sheep (Djallonké) is indigenous to West Africa and must have arisen through natural selection. Little or no information is...

Cover for Camelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)

The camelidae family probably appeared in North America during the Oligocene period, 35 million years ago. The first known representative of this...

Cover for Bubalus bubalis (Asian water buffalo)

The first domestication of Buffalo was probably when they were used as draught animals by the Indus Valley civilization some 5,000 years ago. From...

Cover for Sardinian sheep

The Sardinian sheep is an autochthonous [indigenous] breed of Sardinia. It developed over a long time for local environments and needs, and probably...

Cover for Fulani breed group sheep

The genus, Ovis, includes all sheep, while domesticated sheep belong to the species Ovis aries. Seven distinct wild forms of sheep have been...

Cover for Kuri cattle

The Kuri breed is classed in the humpless longhorn cattle group (Epstein, 1971), although previously it had been considered by the same author as a...

Cover for Small East African goat

This is the indigenous goat of much of East Africa that has been selected by native people over thousands of years. There is considerable...


Background: Gastrointestinal (GIT) helminthiasis is a global problem that affects livestock health, especially in small ruminants. One of the major helminth parasites of sheep and goats, Teladorsagia circumcincta, infects the abomasum and causes production losses, reductions in weight gain,...

Hassan, S. U.; Chua, E. G.; Paz, E. A.; Tay, C. Y.; Greeff, J. C.; Palmer, D. G.; Dudchenko, O.; Aiden, E. L.; Martin, G. B.; Kaur, P.
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
BMC Genomics, 2023, 24, 74, pp (15 February 2023)
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Haemonchus contortus (Hc) is an important parasitic nematode of small ruminants. In this study we assembled the transcriptome of Hc as a model to contribute to the knowledge about the profile of the differential gene expression between two Mexican Hc strains under different anthelmintic resistance...

Reyes-Guerrero, D. E.; Jiménez-Jacinto, V.; Alonso-Morales, R. A.; Alonso-Díaz, M. Á.; Maza-Lopez, J.; Camas-Pereyra, R.; Olmedo-Juárez, A.; Higuera-Piedrahita, R. I.; López-Arellano, M. E.
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Pathogens, 2023, 12, 3,

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