Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Lala Lalpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, India
*Corresponding Author: Snehil Gupta, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Lala Lalpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, India.
Received: June 21, 2021; Published: August 09, 2021
Parasitic diseases are one of the world's most distressing and prevalent infections, causing millions of morbidities annually. According to a survey, a veterinary practitioner, during his entire career, experienced greater number of cases of parasitic diseases in comparison to bacterial, viral or rickettsial diseases. Therefore, emergence of anti-parasitic resistance is highly devastating to our livestock industry. Anti-parasitic drug resistance is the selection of some specific heritable trait that led to genetic ability of parasites to survive treatment with the standard recommended dose of the drug. In general, an animal is treated with an anti-parasitic drug, the susceptible parasites die and the resistant parasites survive to pass on resistance genes to their offspring. Anti-parasitic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes (Haemonchus contortus), protozoan parasites (such as Trypanosoma spp., Theileria annulata, Eimeria spp.) and arthropods (ticks, mites, mosquitoes, flies etc.) poses a significant threat to the economy of animal health industry. Unlike bacterial diseases, veterinary have to rely upon a handful of anti-parasitic drugs for their patients and therefore, development of resistance against those drugs can result into substantial production and health losses.
Citation: Snehil Gupta. “Global Emergence of Anti-parasitic Drug Resistance, Associated Loss and Future Perspectives: Growing Threat to Veterinary Practices". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.9 (2021): 07.
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