Group

n

Mean ± SD live weight 21 dpi (kg)

Mean accumulated larval counts 41–63 dpi (range) (L1/g)*

Prepatent period (range of group) (days)


Juv50

7

5.2 ± 0.9^{a}

62 (13–183)^{a,b}

41–48

Juv200

7

5.3 ± 0.3^{a}

150 (35–432)^{b}

41–48

Ad50

7

6.2 ± 0.4^{a}

53 (2–156)^{a,b}

48–55

Ad200

7

6.1 ± 0.7^{a}

4 (0–16)^{a}

48–57^{#}

JuvC

3

5.0 ± 0.2^{a}

–

–

AdC

3

5.7 ± 0.2^{a}

–

–

 Numbers in columns with different superscripts are significantly different

Abbreviations: dpi days postinoculation, SD standard deviation
 *Statistical analysis by ANOVA on larval counts (r
^{2} = 0.38): Age: F
_{(1,23)}= 8.39, P = 0.0081; Dose: F
_{(1,23)}= 0.63, P < 0.44; Age*dose: F
_{(1,23)}= 5.94, P = 0.023; Groups were significantly different at P < 0.05 by Bonferroni posthoc tests

^{#}Two red foxes harbouring 2 and 23 worms did not reach patency