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Four groups of seven-week-old pigs weighing about 9 kg were fed for three weeks a prestarter that contained 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 mg/kg of highly purified T-2 toxin. The average daily intakes of toxin by the pigs were 0.38, 0.81, 1.24 and 1.43 mg, respectively. The experimental and control pigs were immunised with 5 ml aluminum hydroxide gel-absorbed(More)
BACKGROUND Early and non-invasive detection of platelets on micro atherothrombosis provides a means to identify unstable plaque and thereby allowing prophylactic treatment towards prevention of stroke or myocardial infarction. Molecular magnetic resonance imaging (mMRI) of activated platelets as early markers of plaque rupture using targeted contrast agents(More)
The sensitivity and specificity of intradermal tuberculin test (Tb test) were studied in an infected red deer (Cervus elaphus) herd (n = 109) in comparison to the results of other examinations including gross pathology, histopathology, Mycobacterium bovis culture, and the lymphocyte-stimulation test (LST). In our case, relative sensitivity was 79.5% and(More)
In a flock of Suffolk sheep respiratory diseases were regularly observed, while a flock of Booroola sheep kept under similar feeding and management conditions remained healthy. Experiments were conducted to compare the immunological and haematological parameters of Suffolk and Booroola sheep of different age groups. The percentage of T and B cells in the(More)
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