An apparatus for the restraint of sheep during infestation with schistosomes

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  • SDG 2
  • Abstract:

    With this adjustable apparatus sheep aged from five months to five years and varying in mass from 16-95 kg could be restrained effectively. Cercarial suspension was spilt by only 2/44 sheep during infestation with Schistosoma mattheei. Using a battery of seven cages, it was possible to infest 23 sheep, each for 30 minutes, in one day. No cercariae were more than 4 and a half hours old at the end of exposure.