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Arrested development of intestinal Trichostrongylus spp in grazing sheep and seasonal changes in the relative abundance of T colubriformis and T vitrinus

Waller, P.J., Donald, A.D. and Dobson, R.J. (1981) Arrested development of intestinal Trichostrongylus spp in grazing sheep and seasonal changes in the relative abundance of T colubriformis and T vitrinus. Research in Veterinary Science, 30 (2). pp. 213-216.

Abstract

Epidemiological studies over a seven year period in the non seasonal rainfall zone in Australia showed a biphasic pattern in intestinal Trichostrongylus spp worm burdens of tracer lambs, with T colubriformis predominating in the autumn peak with T vitrinus in the spring peak. Inhibition of these species was recorded which was not obviously associated with the size of the worm burden, developing resistance of the host or environmental conditions experienced by the free living stages. Possible seasons for the seasonal change in the incidence of the two species and occurrence of inhibition are discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd
Copyright: © Copyright 1981 Elsevier B.V.
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URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8072
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