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A method for estimating the age of coenuri of Taenia multiceps recovered from the brains of sheep
  1. JM Willis and
  2. IV Herbert
  1. School of Animal Biology, University College of North Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd.


The age of coenurus metacestodes from the brains of sheep has been estimated by counting the average number of scolices in each cluster on the coenurus wall and relating it to a calculated regression line derived from an examination of cysts of known age. The method has been applied to 17 natural infections and its value is discussed.

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