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Breed differences in humoral and cellular responses of lambs to experimental infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta

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Title
Breed differences in humoral and cellular responses of lambs to experimental infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta
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Veterinary Research, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13567-014-0137-0
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Albin Mostaque Ahmed, Simone Rocco Sebastiano, Torres Sweeney, James Patrick Hanrahan, Assumpta Glynn, Orla Mary Keane, Anindya Mukhopadhya, Kevin Thornton, Barbara Good

Abstract

While Texel lambs have increased resistance to infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta compared to Suffolk lambs, the underlying resistance mechanisms are still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare parasitological, humoral and cellular responses of Texel and Suffolk lambs over time following a single experimental infection with T. circumcincta. Gastrointestinal nematode free (but not naïve) lambs received a single oral dose of 3 × 104 infective T. circumcincta larvae. The variables examined included worm burden, mucosal and serum IgA, abomasal mast cells and eosinophils, haematological parameters and plasma pepsinogen. Texel lambs had significantly lower worm burden on day 14 and lower plasma pepsinogen concentration from day 14 onwards than Suffolks and their response in mucosal IgA to infection occurred earlier. The results from the study suggest that an earlier local IgA response in the Texel contributes to the resistant characteristics of the breed, while the increased level of plasma pepsinogen in the Suffolk lambs implies greater abomasal tissue damage arising from the nematode infection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Ireland 1 3%
Unknown 28 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 40%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 33%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Chemistry 1 3%
Engineering 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 17%

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