The exploitation of genetic resistance to disease is becoming an increasingly
important consideration in livestock development programmes, particularly where
conventional disease control measures are too costly or are not effective. Such an
approach m ay be directly applicable to animal African trypanosomiasis, a disease
that certain breeds of cattle are able to survive without the aid of treatment but to
which other breeds rapidly succumb. This trait has been termed trypanotolerance
and is generally attributed to the taurine breeds of cattle in West and Central Africa,
namely the N'Dama and the West African Shorthorn.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 6. Round tables, , 293–306, 1982
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