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Tapeworms as a cause of intestinal disease in horses.

Proudman, CJ and Trees, AJ (1999) Tapeworms as a cause of intestinal disease in horses. Parasitol Today, 15 (4). pp. 156-159.

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Until recently, the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata was difficult to diagnose and considered to be of questionable pathogenicity. Here, Chris Proudman and Sandy Trees describe recent advances in the immunodiagnosis of this parasite that have facilitated epidemiological studies. These studies suggest that A. perfoliata may be an important cause of intestinal disease in the horse and demonstrate a dose-response relationship between infection intensity and risk of disease. If tapeworm infection is a risk factor for ileocaecal colic, the identification and treatment of infected individuals would be a rational approach to disease prevention.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Trees, AJ
Date : April 1999
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Antibodies, Helminth, Antigens, Helminth, Blotting, Western, Cestoda, Cestode Infections, Colic, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Horse Diseases, Horses, Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:10
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:38

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