Journal article

The relationships between faecal egg counts and gut microbial composition in UK Thoroughbreds infected by cyathostomins.

LE Peachey, RA Molena, TP Jenkins, A Di Cesare, D Traversa, JE Hodgkinson, C Cantacessi

International Journal for Parasitology | Published : 2018


A growing body of evidence, particularly in humans and rodents, supports the existence of a complex network of interactions occurring between gastrointestinal (GI) helminth parasites and the gut commensal bacteria, with substantial effects on both host immunity and metabolic potential. However, little is known of the fundamental biology of such interactions in other animal species; nonetheless, given the considerable economic losses associated with GI parasites, particularly in livestock and equines, as well as the global threat of emerging anthelmintic resistance, further explorations of the complexities of host-helminth-microbiota interactions in these species are needed. This study charac..

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