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Adult Psoroptes ovis were successively extracted in saline, 1% Tween, 1% Triton and 8 m urea +0.1% CHAPS. The Triton extract was separated into fractions which did or did not bind to ConA lectin. Using QuilA as adjuvant, both Triton fractions and the saline, Tween and urea extracts were tested separately as candidate protective antigens against a P. ovis(More)
Lesional area was estimated and lesional mast cells and eosinophils were counted during primary and challenge infestations of sheep with Psoroptes ovis. In addition, circulating basophils and eosinophils and serum P. ovis-specific immunoglobulin IgE antibody were quantified. Expansion of lesional area was significantly less and serum IgE titres(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine which geometric and surface properties encouraged optimal ingrowth and bonding of bone to an extra-cortical plate. Forty-eight titanium extra-cortical plates were attached onto the left and right femora of adult rabbits. The plates were of six different designs and the osseoconductive effects of four(More)
Oestrosis is a parasitic disease of sheep and goats caused by the nasal bot fly Oestrus ovis. In the United Kingdom the economic losses as a result of infestation can be considered negligible, but the differentiation of O ovis cases from more serious diseases such as listeriosis, gid and sheep scab is of considerable importance. Currently, diagnosis of(More)
A brief outline of the history of sheep scab in the UK is presented together with the current chemical methods used for its control and problems associated with these. Possible alternative approaches to control are discussed, as are selected aspects of the physiology of Psoroptes ovis and the pathogenesis of the scab lesion from the perspective of control(More)