Age-related differences of Ascaridia galli egg output and worm burden in chickens following a single dose infection.

@article{Gauly2005AgerelatedDO,
  title={Age-related differences of Ascaridia galli egg output and worm burden in chickens following a single dose infection.},
  author={Matthias Gauly and Thomas Homann and Georg Erhardt},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 1-2},
  pages={141-8}
}
Ninety white chickens (Lohmann LSL) were reared under helminth-free conditions and divided into five groups. Four groups were artificially infected with 250 embryonated Ascaridia galli eggs at the age of 6, 12, 18 or 24 weeks. Ten birds were kept as uninfected controls. Six and 10 weeks after infection (p.i.), individual faecal egg counts (FEC) were performed. The birds were slaughtered after the second sampling and their gastrointestinal tracts were examined for the presence of adult A. galli… CONTINUE READING

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