SLOWING DEWORMER RESISTANCE

SUSAN SCHOENIAN

It is a well-known fact that gastro-intestinal parasites (worms) have developed resistance to all of the currently available dewormers (anthelmintics). Resistance means that an anthelmintic treatment is not effective (or only marginally effective) at killing worms and alleviating clinical symptoms. Worm resistance is heritable; the worm’s ability to survive is passed onto its offspring.

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