Further studies on the response to transplanted adult Ostertagia ostertagi in calves
Duncan, J. L.
Lindsay, F. E.
Calves infected by surgical transplantation of adult Ostertagia ostertagi had raised levels of plasma pepsinogen and those in which the largest number of worms established also had elevated plasma gastrin concentrations. Despite the elevated plasma pepsinogen values, the abomasal pH of the animals did not change significantly, and there was no significant difference in the percentage establishment of adult parasites in calves previously infected with O ostertagi third stage larvae and those which had been maintained parasite-naive before transplant.