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Anthelmintics
Benzimidazole resistance in Nematodirus battus
  1. Lesley Stubbings
  1. SCOPS, c/o 3 Fullers Close, Aldwincle, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 3UU
  1. e-mail: lesley{at}lssc.fsnet.co.uk

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Lesley Stubbings, on behalf of SCOPS, comments: The SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) group is aware of these data. We are grateful to the authors for bringing it to our attention, their vigilance in carrying out the testing and the constructive way in which it has been reported.

It is generally accepted that anthelmintic resistance is an inevitability with all worm species and all drug treatments, so we should not be surprised that there is evidence of resistance in Nematodirus battus to the benzimidazole group of anthelmintics given the length of time this class has …

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