Experimental Ascaris suum infection in the pig: worm population kinetics following single inoculations with three doses of infective eggs.

@article{Roepstorff1997ExperimentalAS,
  title={Experimental Ascaris suum infection in the pig: worm population kinetics following single inoculations with three doses of infective eggs.},
  author={Allan Roepstorff and Lis Eriksen and Hans Christian Slotved and Peter Nansen},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1997},
  volume={115 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={443-52}
}
To study population kinetics during primary Ascaris suum infections, 3 groups of 52 pigs each were inoculated with 100, 1000, or 10,000 infective eggs. In all groups, the majority of larvae was found in the liver on day 3 post inoculation (p.i.) and in the lungs on day 7 p.i. Liver white spots, caused by migrating larvae, were most numerous at day 7 p.i., whereafter they gradually healed, and only low numbers of granulation-tissue type white spots and lymphonodular white spots persisted at days… CONTINUE READING