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Trypanotolerance in small ruminants of sub-Saharan Africa

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Show simple item record Geerts, S. Osaer, S. Goossens, B. Faye, D. 2009-03-31T14:00:56Z 2009-03-31T14:00:56Z 2009
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dc.identifier.issn ABSTRACT
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dc.identifier.other ANIMAL
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dc.identifier.other UPD11
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dc.description.abstract Although a lot of information is currently available on trypanotolerance in cattle, until recently the trypanotolerant nature of small ruminants was not well known. Trypanotolerance in small ruminants is less pronounced than in cattle and should be considered as resilience rather than resistance. West African Dwarf (WAD) goats seem to be less trypanotolerant than Djallonke sheep. However, recent studies have shown that there is an important introgression of genes of trypanosusceptible breeds into WAD goat populations, which possibly explains the loss of trypanotolerance in these animals. Measures need to be taken to safeguard and upgrade the genetic purity of trypanotolerant goat and sheep breeds in Africa. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Elsevier (Cell Press) en
dc.subject Small ruminants en
dc.subject Goats en
dc.subject Sheep en
dc.subject Trypanotolerance en
dc.subject Breeds en
dc.subject WAD en
dc.subject Djallonke en
dc.subject Introgression en
dc.subject Review of the literature en
dc.subject Africa, General en
dc.title Trypanotolerance in small ruminants of sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Trends in Parasitology en
dc.citation.volume 25 en
dc.citation.pages 132-138 en St. Louis
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trends Parasitol en

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