Submitted to: Western Regional Research Project Annual Report
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/27/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The objectives of Western Regional Research Project W-102, Integrated Methods of Parasite Control for Improved Livestock Production, are 1) Determine transmission, evaluate the impact of management practices, and develop improved methods of diagnosis; 2) Identify and characterize parasite antigens and host immune responses they elicit at the molecular and cellular levels; and 3) Determine the efficacy of modern chemotherapeutic agents including the prevalence of resistance and optimal treatment regimens. Reports from 15 stations nationwide are incorporated in the summary annual report. This is the final year of the current W-102 project. Continued progress is evident in the many publications in both the scientific and popular literature recorded for this year. Participants also met at the annual meeting and also, more informally, at other professional meetings during the year.