Protection of Merino lambs against Haemonchus contortus by trickle infection of neonates.

Abstract

In two trials, lambs were trickle infected with 400 or 1000 infective larvae of Haemonchus contortus (HcL(3)), twice weekly for 4 weeks from the day of birth. Following anthelminthic treatment at 6 weeks (Trial 1) or 7 weeks of age (Trial 2), lambs were challenged 1 week later with a trickle infection totalling 5000 (Trial 1) or 10000 HcL(3) (Trial 2). In… (More)

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