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Abstract

Giardia duodenalis causes diarrhoea in humans and a wide range of mammals, including cattle. In cattle, the infection often has a chronic character. Infected calves may excrete cysts for several months, suggesting that Giardia is able to suppress and evade the immune response. In this study six...

Author(s)
Grit, G. H.; Coppernolle, S. van; Devriendt, B.; Geurden, T.; Dreesen, L.; Hope, J.; Vercruysse, J.; Cox, E.; Geldhof, P.; Claerebout, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 202, 3/4, pp 145-155
Abstract

Giardia duodenalis is an important intestinal parasite in animals and humans. The role of dendritic cells (DC) in the initiation of the immune response against G. duodenalis is poorly documented. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that G. duodenalis interferes with bovine DC function. ...

Author(s)
Grit, G. H.; Devriendt, B.; Coppernolle, S. van; Geurden, T.; Hope, J.; Vercruysse, J.; Cox, E.; Geldhof, P.; Claerebout, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Parasite Immunology, 2014, 36, 4, pp 157-169
Abstract

The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive field survey using a Dictyocaulus viviparus major sperm protein ELISA on bulk tank milk samples from Belgian dairy herds to gain insights in: (1) the sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) of the test under field conditions; (2) the value of ...

Author(s)
Charlier, J.; Ghebretinsae, A.; Meyns, T.; Czaplicki, G.; Vercruysse, J.; Claerebout, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2016, 232, pp 36-42
Abstract

Bovine eosinophilic myositis (BEM) is a subclinical myopathy characterized by multifocal white to grey-green discolorations in skeletal muscles, heart, tongue and oesophagus. These lesions are found at slaughter or during meat cutting and result in considerable economic losses. The etiology and...

Author(s)
Vangeel, L.; Houf, K.; Geldhof, P.; Nollet, H.; Vercruysse, J.; Ducatelle, R.; Chiers, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 183, 3/4, pp 224-230

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