Molecular Characterisation and Control Strategies of Haemonchus contortus in Ruminants

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 244

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Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: veterinary sciences; molecular parasitology; genetics; cell signal transduction; vaccine development; pathogens and host interaction; infectious disease

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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: ruminants; parasitic diseases; Apicomplexa; gastrointestinal nematodes; zoonoses; epidemiology
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Dear Colleagues,

Haemonchus contortus is a parasitic nematode that infects small ruminants such as sheep and goats. It can cause significant economic losses in the livestock industry.

Symptoms of haemonchosis in small ruminants include weight loss, reduced appetite, pale mucous membranes, diarrhea, and edema.

The management of haemonchosis in small ruminants typically involves a combination of strategies, including deworming, pasture management, genetic selection, and nutritional management. However, the emergence of anthelmintic resistance has led to the need for alternative control measures such as the use of herbal remedies, vaccines and biological control agents.

The prevention and control of haemonchosis in small ruminants are essential to minimize the economic losses associated with this disease. Proper management practices can help reduce the incidence and severity of haemonchosis in small ruminants.

This Special Issue aims:

  1. To provide an overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical signs of haemonchosis in small ruminants.
  2. To review the different methods for diagnosing haemonchosis in small ruminants, including fecal egg counts, serology, and post-mortem examination.
  3. To describe the various control strategies available for the management of haemonchosis in small ruminants, including chemical treatments, pasture management, and genetic selection.
  4. To evaluate the effectiveness of different control strategies in terms of reducing the level of pasture contamination, improving animal health and welfare, and preventing the development of anthelmintic resistance.
  5. To highlight the importance of integrated parasite management (IPM) approaches for the sustainable control of haemonchosis in small ruminants.
  6. To identify areas for further research and development, such as the use of novel diagnostic and treatment tools, and the implementation of precision livestock farming technologies for the management of haemonchosis in small ruminants.

Dr. Tao Wang
Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Manfredi
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  • Haemonchus contortus
  • small ruminants
  • nematode
  • parasitology
  • molecular characterization
  • infection, anemia diagnosis treatment
  • control strategies
  • prevention
  • integrated parasite management
  • drug resistance immune response

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