Comparison of production losses caused by chronic Fasciola gigantica infection in yearling Friesian and Boran cattle

@article{Wamae1998ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of production losses caused by chronic Fasciola gigantica infection in yearling Friesian and Boran cattle},
  author={L. W. Wamae and Joan A. Hammond and L Harrison and J. A. Onyango-Abuje},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={1998},
  volume={30},
  pages={23-30}
}
Yearling Friesian and Boran cattle were given a standard dose of Fasciola gigantica metacercariae designed to produce chronic infection. Their liveweights were then monitored for 23 weeks post-infection. Following standard meat inspection procedures, all the livers from the infected cattle were condemned. At 22 kg per animal, the mean reduction in liveweight gain in infected Borans was significantly greater than in infected Friesians. Compared to the control cattle and based on current sale… CONTINUE READING

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