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Awasi sheep as host for lungworm,Dictyocaulus filaria(Rudolphi, 1809)

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Veterinary Parasitology
0304-4017
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Elsevier
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3
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/0304-4017(77)90009-7

Abstract

Abstract Groups of Awasi lambs were infected with 50, 125, 250 and 500 infective larvae of Dictyocaulus filaria per kg body weight. The infection caused decreased weight gain, increased rate of respiration, and respiratory lesions. At 250 larvae/kg body weight, or more, infection was fatal to half of the lambs infected. One lamb, at the peak of infection, was producing about 5 000 larvae/g of faeces.

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