Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
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ISSN: 2329-9088

Hannah Bishop

Hannah Bishop
Jaryk Centre,

  • Research Article
    Testing for Albendazole Resistance in Rural Southern Kyrgyzstan
    Author(s): Hannah BishopHannah Bishop

    Background The Kyrgyz people are traditionally pastoral nomads. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, infrastructure to remote pastures fell into disrepair resulting in overgrazing of pastures closer to villages and higher parasite burdens. Most farmers are reliant on Albendazole; a group 1, broad spectrum anthelmintic. However, resistance to Albendazole has been widely documented in other countries. Objective To determine whether resistance to Albendazole is present in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Method From January to AprilMay 2018, households with sheep in the Osh oblast were interviewed about husbandry practices, anthelmintic dosing strategy and pasture management. Fresh faecal samples were collected and gastrointestinal nematodes and Fasciola hepatica eggs were counted using the McMast.. Read More»

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