New factors affecting the epidemiology of bovine ostetagiasis

Al-Saqur, Ihsan Mahdi (1982) New factors affecting the epidemiology of bovine ostetagiasis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is divided into 5 Chapters. In the first, following a general introduction, there is a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to the pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment and control of bovine ostertagiasis. Chapter 2 described the materials and methods. In Chapter 3, for the first time a sequential study is made on the population of bovine Ostertagia spp. infective larvae in the soil. Herbage and stratified soil samples from a previously grazed calf pasture were collected regularly over a 12 month period in 1979 and 1980 and infective larvae were present on each sampling occasion to a depth of at least 15 cm. Analysis of the vertical distribution of the larvae suggested a possible downward migration in the winter followed by an upward trend in the spring and summer. This interpretation was based on a statistical anlysis of both the actual larval numbers present and the positivity of each sample collected. Most important was the finding that the numbers of Ostertagia L present in August 1980 at the interface between soil and pasture was estimated at 6.4 X 10.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J Armour
Keywords: Animal diseases, Veterinary science
Date of Award: 1982
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1982-71980
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 13:33
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 13:33
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71980

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