Effects of different doses of dog-derived Sarcocystis sporocysts on growth rate and haematocrit in lambs.

@article{Munday1986EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of different doses of dog-derived Sarcocystis sporocysts on growth rate and haematocrit in lambs.},
  author={B. L. Munday},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          21-4
        }
}
Four-week-old lambs at pasture were dosed with dog-derived Sarcocystis sporocysts. No difference in growth rates was apparent at a dose of 1 X 10(3) sporocysts per lamb. The minimum dose required to depress growth rate was 2.5 X 10(3) sporocysts per lamb: at 4 weeks post-inoculation (w.p.i.) the weight gain of lambs infected with this dose was 0.6 kg less than the non-infected controls (P less than 0.05). At 11 w.p.i. the difference was 0.7 kg, but this was not significant because of the… CONTINUE READING