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      Influence of host nutrition on the development and consequences of nematode parasitism in ruminants

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      Trends in Parasitology

      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          Control of gastrointestinal nematodes of ruminants is based largely on use of anthelmintics combined, where practical, with pasture management. The increasing prevalence of resistance to anthelmintics has led to the search for alternative sustainable control strategies. Here, we consider how nutrition, as a short-term alternative, can influence the host--parasite relationship in ruminants, using gastrointestinal nematode infections of sheep as the model system. Nutrition can affect the ability of the host to cope with the consequences of parasitism and to contain and eventually to overcome parasitism. It can also affect the parasite population through the intake of antiparasitic compounds.

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          Journal
          Trends in Parasitology
          Trends in Parasitology
          Elsevier BV
          14714922
          July 2001
          July 2001
          : 17
          : 7
          : 325-330
          Article
          10.1016/S1471-4922(01)01900-6
          11423375
          © 2001

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