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Table 2 Worm size measurements

From: Vaccination with recombinant paramyosin against the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus considerably reduces worm burden and larvae shedding

  No. of worms counted Male worms No. of worms counted Female worms
Animal-ID   Mean length [mm] Mean width [mm] Mean length [mm] Mean width [mm]
Trial 1
Adjuvant only-control group
110 25 40.32 0.43 25 55.47 0.47
795 25 36.71 0.41 25 47.17 0.43
802 25 29.90 0.30 25 40.56 0.34
805 25 34.02 0.37 25 47.99 0.44
808 25 35.38 0.38 25 46.07 0.41
814 25 35.39 0.35 25 46.46 0.41
Sum/overall mean 150 35.29 0.37 150 47.29 0.42
SD   4.64 0.06   6.59 0.06
rPMY group
806 25 38.21 0.49 25 51.08 0.52
812 1 29.97 0.43 3 40.55 0.48
813 12 29.45 0.39 18 36.65 0.43
822 25 31.72 0.46 24 41.57 0.46
Sum/overall mean 113 33.84* 0.46* 70 43.66* 0.49*
SD   4.93 0.08   7.64 0.08
Trial 2
GST-control group
361 25 31.71 0.33 25 39.89 0.40
129 11 26.03 0.28 25 32.63 0.34
412 25 32.95 0.35 25 49.25 0.45
269 25 34.82 0.36 25 46.04 0.40
553 25 32.74 0.35 25 44.30 0.40
Sum/overall mean 111 32.35 0.34 125 42.42 0.40
SD   3.91 0.05   7.11 0.07
rPMY group
699 24 28.55 0.27 25 38.37 0.28
485 25 33.23 0.30 25 40.56 0.36
034 25 29.66 0.29 25 39.88 0.37
906 0 - - 0 - -
887 25 28.32 0.33 25 35.30 0.37
Sum/overall mean 99 29.95* 0.30* 100 38.53* 0.34*
SD   3.11 0.05   4.44 0.06
Dictol vaccine group
214 0 - - 2 23.22 0.36
688 14 35.93 0.28 25 40.14 0.39
598 1 31.18 0.27 2 36.18 0.39
221 11 24.52 0.30 19 29.96 0.31
825 2 26.13 0.28 20 30.68 0.31
Sum/overall mean 28 30.58 0.29* 48 33.90* 0.34*
SD   6.59 0.03   6.45 0.07
  1. SD = standard deviation.
  2. *p ≤ 0.05.