Immunological control of ticks and tick-borne parasitic diseases of livestock.

Ivan Morrison

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Abstract

Parasitic diseases inflict major losses on livestock production throughout the world. Currently, control of the diseases relies largely on prophylactic or therapeutic application of anti-parasitic drugs. In many instances, these measures are only partially effective. Moreover, they must be applied frequently, are therefore costly and time-consuming, and lead to the selection of drug resistance within the parasite populations. Thus, it has been recognized for several decades that effective methods of vaccination against parasitic diseases would have a major impact on livestock production. However, despite considerable efforts over the last 30 years, only a few parasite vaccines are currently in use and all of these involve the administration of live organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s69-86
JournalParasitology
Volume98
Issue numberSupplement S1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Parasites/immunology
  • Parasitic Diseases/prevention & control
  • Parasitic Diseases, Animal
  • Tick Infestations/prevention & control
  • Tick Infestations/veterinary
  • Ticks/immunology
  • Vaccines

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