An unusual epidemiological pattern in bovine ostertagiasis is described in which clinical ostertagiasis occurred in calves grazed on a silage aftermath from late July. The calves were treated with the anthelmintic levamisole prior to grazing the aftermath and the latter had not been grazed since the previous autumn. Analysis of the herbage larval counts suggests that delayed emergence of overwintered Ostertagia ostertagi L3 from the soil was the most likely source of the infection.
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