Mechanisms of immune-mediated scouring in parasite-resistant Merino sheep

Andrew Williams

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The general hypothesis tested in this thesis was that challenging parasite-resistant Merino sheep with infective nematode larvae will cause a hypersensitive immune response, characterised by production of inflammatory granulocytes, mediators and antibodies that would be negatively correlated with both worm burdens and faecal dry matter. Challenging parasite-resistant sheep in an animal house with a mixture of Trichostrongylus colubriformis and Teladorsagia circumcincta larvae caused faecal dry matter to decrease (P
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2010

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