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Effect of subclinical Eimeria species infections in tropical goats subsequently challenged with caprine Haemonchus contortus
  1. WA Rahman
  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Science, Penang, Malaysia.


Fourteen goat kids of the local indigenous breed naturally infected with Eimeria species were divided into two equal groups. The first group was superinfected with 500,000 Eimeria species oocysts and the second group was treated with amprolium. Sixty days later both groups were infected with 5000 third-stage caprine Haemonchus contortus larvae. The goats experimentally superinfected with eimeria shed more H contortus eggs and gained weight more slowly.

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