Comparative Studies on Breed Resistance to Ovine Haemonchosis in Kenya

Mugambi, John Mutua (1994) Comparative Studies on Breed Resistance to Ovine Haemonchosis in Kenya. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Control of ovine haemonchosis, which is an endemic tropical and sub-tropical helminth disease of considerable economic importance, relies on anthelmintics and grazing management. Practical problems with grazing management, the occurrence of anthelmintic resistance and the cost of anthelmintics have directed attention to possible alternative control strategies. One such strategy is the use of host genetic resistance, a phenomenon known to exist for many years but which has received close attention only within the last twenty years. Within that period the Red Maasai sheep breed in Kenya was shown to be remarkably more resistant to haemonchosis than a number of other breeds. The studies described in this thesis were initiated to confirm this resistance with a view to exploring the prospect of using host resistance to control the disease in the country. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J L Duncan
Keywords: Veterinary science, Animal diseases, Parasitology
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-76386
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 14:46
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76386

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