Paramphistomosis of Ruminants: An Emerging Parasitic Disease in Europe 

Kathryn M. Huson, Nicola A. M. Oliver, Mark W. Robinson

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Abstract

Whilst historically regarded as being of minor importance in European livestock, recent evidence suggests that the prevalence of paramphistomosis is greater than that of fasciolosis in parts of the UK. In order to address this emerging threat to ruminant farming systems, and associated risks for food security posed by rumen fluke infection, it is imperative that we develop a better understanding of the basic biology of this parasite and how it interacts with its ruminant host. In this opinion article we will review recent progress in tracking the spread of rumen fluke infection in Europe, and propose some research questions that should be addressed if we are to develop tools to diagnose and treat paramphistomosis more effectively in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-844
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume33
Issue number11
Early online date25 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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