Veterinary Parasitology

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Ningning Zhao, Junfeng Lv, Yaru Lu, Yingying Jiang, Hongmei Li, Yumin Liu, Xiao Zhang, Xiaomin ZhaoThe microneme adhesive repeats (MAR) of Eimeria tenella microneme protein 3 (EtMIC3) are associated with binding to and invasion of host cells. Adhesion and invasion-related proteins or domains are often strongly immunogenic, immune responses mounted against these factors that play a key...
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Fabiana A. Almeida, Ana Cláudia A. Albuquerque, César C. Bassetto, Renan Z.C. Starling, José Gabriel G. Lins, Alessandro F.T. AmaranteAbstractThe objective of this trial was to evaluate the period of spelling necessary for a pasture to become free of contamination by infective larvae of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) of sheep, in different seasons of the year, as well as to determine...
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Carly D. Barone, Janneke Wit, Eric P. Hoberg, John S. Gilleard, Dante S. ZarlengaAbstractGastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infections in cattle cause appetite suppression which leads to poor feed conversion, reduced weight gain and reduced milk production. Overuse and exclusive reliance on anthelmintic drugs has resulted in widespread resistance in many parasitic nematode species...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Waresi Tuersong, Li He, Tao Zhu, Xin Yang, Zongze Zhang, Awais Ali Ahmad, Wenda Di, Chunqun Wang, Caixian Zhou, Hui Liu, Jian Chen, Min HuAbstractHaemonchus contortus is one of the most important gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants around the world, seriously hampering the healthy development of the sheep industry. The control of this parasite mainly depends on anthelmintics...
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Nabil Amor, Sarra Farjallah, Paolo Merella, Abdulaziz N Alagaili, Osama B. MohammedAbstractFasciolosis is a foodborne trematodosis characterised by a worldwide distribution. Various approaches have been developed for the study of the causative agents of this parasitic infection: Fasciola hepatica, Fasciola gigantica and the aspermic intermediated forms (hybrid and introgressed). In the...
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Javier González-Miguel, David Becerro-Recio, Javier Sotillo, Fernando Simón, Mar Siles-LucasAbstractFasciola hepatica is the causative agent of fasciolosis, a parasitic zoonosis of global distribution causing significant economic losses in animal production and a human public health problem in low-income countries. Hosts are infected by ingestion of aquatic plants carrying...
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Yoko Nagamori, Mark E. Payton, Emily Looper, Hadley Apple, Eileen M. JohnsonAbstractOwnership of domestic cats in North America has been on the increase; however, there are only a few surveys conducted on the prevalence of parasitism in client-owned cats over years. Our study objective was to evaluate parasite prevalence through statistical analysis of fecal examination results for...
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 03:37
Author(s): Antoine Rostang, Jacques Devos, Christophe ChartierAbstractEprinomectin (EPM) has been recently granted a marketing authorisation in the European Union for use in goats, with a zero-day milk withdrawal period. Considering the high prevalence of benzimidazole resistance worldwide and the economic implications of managing milk residues, EPM may today be considered the main (or even the...
Tue, 11/19/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Bian-hua Zhou, Liu-shu Jia, Hong-wei Guo, Hai-yan Ding, Jing-yun Yang, Hong-wei WangAbstractEimeria tenella, an obligate intracellular parasite, can actively invade the cecal epithelial cells of chickens and cause severe enteric disease. Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) plays a major role in protein synthesis and cell survival. This study aims to explore the exact mechanisms...
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Patrício da Silva Cardoso Barros, Caroline Martins Mota, Vanessa dos Santos Miranda, Flávia Batista Ferreira, Eliézer Lucas Pires Ramos, Silas Silva Santana, Lourenço Faria Costa, Ana Cláudia Arantes Marques Pajuaba, José Roberto Mineo, Tiago Wilson Patriarca MineoAbstractNeospora caninum infection is an important cause of neuromuscular disease in dogs and abortion in cattle, leading...
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 03:27
Author(s): Paul M. Bartley, Alison Burrells, Julio Benavides, German Canton, Joao L. Garcia, Jackie Thomson, Fransesca Chianini, Elisabeth A. Innes, Frank KatzerAbstractToxoplasma gondii has a worldwide distribution and can infect almost all warm blooded animals including pigs and humans. This study aims to examine the immune responses induced in pigs following vaccination (live S48 tachyzoites)...
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): A.-C. Geuthner, M. Koethe, M. Ludewig, S. Pott, G. Schares, P. Maksimov, A. Daugschies, B. BangouraAbstractTurkeys and chickens were orally infected with tissue cysts (one mouse brain) or oocysts (103, 105 or 106 oocysts) of three T. gondii strains of the clonal types II and III (ME49, CZ-Tiger, NED) to investigate the influence of the applied T. gondii strain and infective doses on...
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:26
Author(s): Alicia Rojas, Gad BanethAbstractSpirocerca lupi is a parasitic and carcinogenic nematode of canids distributed in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The excretion-secretion proteins (PES) of S. lupi have been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of its infection. We aimed to identify the PES of different stages of S. lupi and search for proteins that would be...
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Alessandra Snak, Gilberto Serighelli Junior, Giulia Von Tonnemann Pilati, Carlos Czpak Kroetz, Wagner Consoni, José Cristani, Anderson Barbosa de MouraAbstractNeospora caninum is known to cause reproductive disturbances in several animal species, such as cattle, sheep, and goats. However, research on the effects of N. caninum on reproduction in pigs is limited. The objective of this...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Julie Alice Simon, Eva Chancel, Pauline Hubert, Dominique Aubert, Isabelle Villena, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont, Marie-Lazarine PoulleAbstractToxoplasma gondii is the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, a highly prevalent zoonosis that affects humans and warm-blooded animals. Faeces of infected cats can contain millions of T. gondii oocysts, which remain infectious in the environment...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Marco Genchi, Alice Vismarra, Chiara Lucchetti, Antonio Viglietti, Serena Crosara, Giacomo Gnudi, Cecilia Quintavalla, Roland Schaper, Laura KramerAbstractHeartworm infection (also known as dirofilariosis due to Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs causes chronic pulmonary disease that, if left untreated, can lead to right-side congestive heart failure. Currently, the only registered drug for...