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Table 3 Study 2. Number of A. abstrusus third-stage larvae (L3) recovered from organs of mice 9 days after inoculation with various numbers of A. abstrusus L3 and percentage rate of recovery

From: Mice as paratenic hosts of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

No. of L3 inoculated per mouse No. of L3 recovered from two mice (mean ± standard deviation) Mean total % recovery ratec
GIT organs Internal organsa Skeletal muscles Totalb
~50 2 ± 1.4 2 ± 1.4 2 ± 2.8 6 ± 2.8 12
~150 4 ± 5.7 18 ±7.1 14 ± 4.2 36 ± 2.8 24
~300 39 ± 12.7 79 ± 9.9 13.5 ± 9.2 131.5 ± 6.4 44
~600 23 ± 17.0 70 ± 49.5 10 ± 8.5 103 ± 41.0 17
  1. aCombined brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, and diaphragm
  2. bCombined GIT organs, internal organs and skeletal muscles
  3. cMean total % recovery rate = 100 × total mean number of A. abstrusus L3 recovered/number of A. abstrusus L3 inoculated
  4. Abbreviation: GIT gastrointestinal tract