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Kinetics of expulsion of Haemonchus contortus from sheep and jirds after treatment with closantel

Rothwell, J.T., Sangster, N.C., Conder, G.A., Dobson, R.J. and Johnson, S.S. (1993) Kinetics of expulsion of Haemonchus contortus from sheep and jirds after treatment with closantel. International Journal for Parasitology, 23 (7). pp. 885-889.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(93)90054-3
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Abstract

Experiments were conducted in sheep after intramuscular treatment with closantel and in jirds after oral treatment with closantel to determine when expulsion of established H. contortus commences. Expulsion starts at about 8 h in sheep and coincides with the onset of reduced motility in worms recovered from the abomasum. In jirds, expulsion starts by 2 h after treatment. Experiments also conducted in jirds showed that infective larvae are first killed by circulating closantel 3 days after infection, when blood feeding starts, and that by 8 days 80% of larvae are lost.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7891
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