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Population dynamics of Trichostrongylus colubriformis in sheep: Model to predict the worm population over time as a function of infection rate and host age

Dobson, R.J., Donald, A.D., Barnes, E.H. and Waller, P.J. (1990) Population dynamics of Trichostrongylus colubriformis in sheep: Model to predict the worm population over time as a function of infection rate and host age. International Journal for Parasitology, 20 (3). pp. 365-373.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(90)90153-E
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Abstract

The developing immunity of sheep to Trichostrongylus colubriformis infections was described by a mathematical function. The rate of adult establishment was assumed to be a measure of the host's acquired immunity to this parasite. Prediction of establishment from infection rate and host age was used to estimate worm burden, worm rejection and arrested development.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2007 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7898
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