Gerbil model of acute neosporosis.

  title={Gerbil model of acute neosporosis.},
  author={Sheela Ramamoorthy and Nammalwar Sriranganathan and David S. Lindsay},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={127 2},
Experimental infections with the NC-1 strain of Neospora caninum were conducted in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) to determine their acute responses to experimental intraperitoneal infection. Five groups of five female gerbils were used and they were intraperitoneally infected with 1x10(6), 2x10(6), 3x10(6), 4x10(6) or 5x10(6) tachyzoites. Gerbils in all groups developed clinical signs of neosporosis which consisted of inactivity 4-5 days post-inoculation. Morbidity and mortality were observed… CONTINUE READING

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