Special Issue "Parasite Diseases in Small Ruminants"
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2. Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña (CSIC-ULE), Grulleros, 24346 León, Spain
Interests: sheep; goats; protozoan; toxoplasmosis; neosporosis; immune response; animal health
2. Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: helminth infections in animals and humans; prevalence; diagnosis; detection of anthelmintic resistance; anthelmintics and new molecules with anthelmintic activity; selection of resistant animals
Parasite diseases are one of the main current threats for livestock, and their study and control are essential to improve animal health and animal welfare. In addition, lots of parasite infections are parasitic zoonoses that need to be controlled if we want to achieve world public health. During recent decades, important contributions have been made in this field based on advances in molecular biology, cell biology, epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology and antiparasitic drugs. However, there are many unknown aspects that need to be further studied.
Regarding small domestic ruminants, ovine and caprine productions are a source of meat, milk, fur and wool all over the world. In this sense, parasite diseases are responsible for important economic losses due to abortions or decreases in milk production. Furthermore, most flocks are small, managed under extensive or low-input systems and do not have computerized records to accurately quantify production, reproductive or economic parameters. In fact, during recent years, the sheep and goat industries have been under sustained financial pressure to reduce production costs, and consequently, small family-run farms have reduced in number disproportionately due to their lower profitability.
For this reason, research in parasite diseases, and especially on small ruminants, is of particular interest to improve the current situation. Thus, the open access journal Animals (EISSN 2076-2615) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Parasite Diseases in Small Ruminants”. María Martínez-Valladares and I are serving as Guest Editors for this Special Issue. We invite you to contribute a feature paper to this Special Issue. Topics of special interest are those related to control measures, treatments, epidemiology, pathogenesis, vaccination, antihelmintic resistance and immune response of parasite diseases caused by protozoans, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes and arthropods.
Dr. Daniel Gutiérrez-Expósito
Dr. María Martinez-Valladares
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- small ruminants
- control measures
- immune response
- drug resistance