Effects of clinical and subclinical gastrointestinal helminthiasis on digestion and energy metabolism in calves.

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Digestion and energy metabolism trials were conducted in 2 groups of 4 steer calves each, experimentally infected with Cooperia and Ostertagia larvae. In group 1 calves given an amount expected to cause clinical parasitism (8,000 larvae/kg 0.75), fed intake and nutrient digestibility were significant (P less than 0.05) depressed at postinfection week (PIW… (More)

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