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Anti-parasitic drugs : humans and animals united in the same fight

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 honours an approach to developing antiparasitic drugs based on natural substances found in bacteria and plants in the 1970s. As part of its public service mission, INRA has made significant contributions over the past thirty years alongside its research partners and the pharmaceutical industry to guide the responsible use of these medicines.

Nematode © Christian SLAGMULDER
By Pascale Mollier and Delphine Achour
Updated on 02/04/2016
Published on 12/08/2015

This new report presents the principle findings of research realised by INRA and the French national veterinary school in Toulouse.

 

Contents :


Introduction

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 honours antiparasitic drugs as INRA continues working on their long-term use in animals

What are avermectins ?

Coming to the rescue of ivermectin !

Smart breeding to slow resistance to avermectins

The social behaviour of animals counts

Ensuring the safety of food products 

Ivermectin conquers a parasitic disease: bovine hypodermosis

 

Read the report