Towards a vaccine against H contortus

January 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;1/2/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study conducted by a group of scientists regarding the possibility to immunise sheep against the parasitic roundworm Haemonchus contortus in Edinburgh, Scotland. It states that the researchers are hoping to produce the vaccine commercially by extracting it from adult worms. It adds that the process works by using a machine to harvest clean worms from the stomachs of infected sheep to make a large volume of vaccine.


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