Expression of acquired immunity to a local isolate of Haemonchus contortus by the Nigerian West African Dwarf goat.

@article{Chiejina2002ExpressionOA,
  title={Expression of acquired immunity to a local isolate of Haemonchus contortus by the Nigerian West African Dwarf goat.},
  author={S. N. Chiejina and Barineme B. Fakae and Jerzy M Behnke and Pius Ajanwachukwu Nnadi and G. A. Musongong and Derek R. Wakelin},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={229-42}
}
The capacity of young Nigerian West African Dwarf (WAD) goats to express good acquired immunity to their native geographic strain of Haemonchus contortus and the correlates of this responsiveness were studied in a laboratory experiment involving forty 7-8 month old kids. A primary immunising infection with 2000 L3 (equivalent to 260-450 L3/kg body weight) with or without challenge on D42 with 2000 L3 resulted in a mild chronic infection with a pre-patent period of 18-20 days and little or no… CONTINUE READING

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