Veterinary Science Communications

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 231–235 | Cite as

The response of rabbits to repeated infections withFasciola hepatica

  • A -S. Bolbol
  • J. A. Hammond
  • M. M. H. Sewell


Rabbits developed a partial resistance to infection withFasciola hepatica following two previous infections of four weeks duration, which had been terminated by chemotherapy. Serum glutamic dehydrogenase assays 4–5 weeks post infection correlated negatively with both the number of flukes derived from the challenge infection and with the number of previous infections. Peripheral eosinophil counts did not give similar correlations.


Public Health Veterinary Medicine Post Infection Partial Resistance Similar Correlation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A -S. Bolbol
    • 1
  • J. A. Hammond
    • 1
  • M. M. H. Sewell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Tropical Animal HealthUniversity of EdinburghEaster BushUK

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