Lower shedding of strongylid eggs by Warmblood horses with recurrent airway obstruction compared to unrelated healthy horses

Bründler, Patricia; Frey, Caroline; Gottstein, Bruno; Nussbaumer, Päivi; Neuhaus, S.; Gerber, Vinzenz (2011). Lower shedding of strongylid eggs by Warmblood horses with recurrent airway obstruction compared to unrelated healthy horses. Veterinary journal, 190(2), e12-5. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.12.029

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An association between equine recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and increased resistance to intestinal parasites has been demonstrated in descendants of an RAO-affected stallion. It was hypothesised that members of another high-incidence RAO family (F) and unrelated RAO-affected Warmblood horses (UA) would shed fewer strongylid eggs than unrelated RAO-unaffected pasture mates (PM) under the same environmental conditions. Faecal worm egg counts were performed on faecal samples (63 F, 86 UA, 149 PM) and classified into three categories: 0, 1-100 and >100 eggs per gram. While results for F did not differ from PM, UA were 2.5-times less likely to shed strongylid eggs than PM. RAO-affected Warmblood horses may be more resistant to strongylid nematodes than unrelated unaffected pasture mates and a family history of RAO does not necessarily confer protection against helminth infections.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

UniBE Contributor:

Bründler, Patricia; Frey, Caroline; Gottstein, Bruno; Nussbaumer, Päivi and Gerber, Vinzenz

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1090-0233

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2016 15:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.12.029

PubMed ID:

21315626

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/11985 (FactScience: 218254)

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