The Journal of Advances in Parasitology

Research Article
J. Adv. Parasitol. 6(2): 24-34
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Qasim Ali1*, Imran Rashid2, Kamran Ashraf2, Zubair Shabbir3, Umer Chaudhry4

1Department of Parasitology, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtoon Khah, Pakistan; 2Department of Parasitology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan; 3Quality Operations Laboratory, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan; 4University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute,Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Midlothian, Scotland, EH25 9RG, UK.

Abstract | Parasitic infestations are continuously posing enormous threats to food security and poverty alleviation. While different drugs are proposed to minimize the impact of parasite, these come with established genetic resistance. Understanding markers of genetic resistance will streamline the process of use of alternative medication as well as assessing the affect of currently applied anthelmintic. This review briefly outlines the roles of parasites in diseases and proposes the use of different genetic markers to mitigate the emerging resistance in parasite.

Keywords | Haemonchus markers, Anthilmintic resistance, Resistance pattern