The Journal of Advances in Parasitology

Research Article
J. Adv. Parasitol. 6(2): 16-20
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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 | With extensive use of the anthelmintic in many tropical and parasite-endemic countries, the graveness of parasite resistance is exaggerating. The trend in the use of excessive medication in animal is also posing threats to public health. The governmental bodies are either lacking understanding or underestimating the regime of this emerging issue. This brief overview highlights the need, rationale and urgency of the matter to establish foundations for unified action plans at the national levels as well as international levels in mitigating the development of resistance.

Keywords | Anthelmintic, Resistance, Nematodes