Serum pepsinogen estimations from serially bled lambs grazing on pasture from spring to autumn showed correlations with the availability of Ostertagia larvae on pasture, with faecal egg counts of O circumcincta, and with Ostertagia worm counts in similar lambs slaughtered fort-nightly from the same pasture. In the slaughtered lambs correlations were recorded between worm count, serum pepsinogen level and abomasal pH. The value of serum pepsinogen estimations as a diagnostic test is discussed with reference to these findings.
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