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The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as a laboratory host for the cystic stage of Echinococcus granulosus of British horse origin

Thompson, R.C.A. (1976) The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as a laboratory host for the cystic stage of Echinococcus granulosus of British horse origin. International Journal for Parasitology, 6 (6). pp. 505-511.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(76)90089-8
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Abstract

The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) has been found to be susceptible to secondary equine hydatidosis and fertile cysts can be routinely produced with the subsequent serial passage through further generations. Mice, rats, rabbits, guinea-pigs, hamsters, cotton rats and voles proved to be refractory to infection. Since some of these hosts have been infected experimentally with horse material in other countries, by other workers, these results suggest that strain differences may exist between Echinococcus granulosus from the same host species subjected to geographical separation.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1976 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10861
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