Animals need to be regularly dewormed to ensure they remain healthy. For this case, two moderate doses of protein derived from bacteria were given to swine that was infected with worms as an experiment to make the study successful. After the doses had been administered, to the pigs, all the roundworm larvae in the intestines were destroyed, and there was almost a complete eliminated of the infection. The vet team used Cry5B that is a crystal protein found from a soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis. The dose that was utilized during the study is similar to the one that is contained in anti-parasitic drugs. Hence, it is clear that Cry5B treats Ascaris found in livestock such as pigs and can treat gastrointestinal tracts of human beings that show the bacteria has a similar adaptation. There is the need for scientists to carry on with the research to get better anti-parasitic drugs and have a better treatment of bacterial infections in human beings and livestock (Inman and Hudson).
A person in the agriculture career has a great advantage by understanding the scientific research on the new class of animal deworming agent because they will have better returns from their livestock investments since the animals will remain healthy and productive. Agricultural people are exposed to many diseases from animals and plants they deal with, and this requires them to develop a perfect understanding of the conditions that affect their agriculture since some of the illnesses can be transmitted to them. With real knowledge of livestock infections, the farmers will remain safe, secure, and healthy and have effective interactions with them and in the case of an infection, it will be simple to address and eliminate.
Inman, Charlotte, and Chris Hudson. "Cattle Immunology: The Immune Response To Bacteria". Livestock 14.1 (2009): 25-28. Web.