Clinical and pathologic features of experimental Schistosoma japonicum infection in pigs.

@article{Yason1984ClinicalAP,
  title={Clinical and pathologic features of experimental Schistosoma japonicum infection in pigs.},
  author={Carmencita V Yason and Meliton N. Novilla},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={1984},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          47-64
        }
}
Nine piglets, 2-5 months old and weighing 12-15 kg were infected percutaneously with 5000 to 6000 cercariae of Schistosoma japonicum. Three similar piglets which were not infected served as controls. Infected animals were necropsied at 5, 10, 30, 40, 59, 90, 120, 150 and 180 days post-infection (PI) and the controls at 5, 60 and 180 days PI. The prepatent period varied from 27 to 33 days after infection. Clinical signs observed, coincident with egg production, were loss of appetite, lethargy… CONTINUE READING