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Table 3 Comparison of the results of trials with the same design but different infection days for parasitological and clinical parameters

From: Efficacy of injectable toltrazuril-iron combination product and oral toltrazuril against early experimental infection of suckling piglets with Cystoisospora suis

Parameters Infection on 1st dol (this study) Infection on 3rd dol [4]
Oocyst excretion (control groups)
 % of samples positive for oocysts (MM) 43.5 15.0
 % of samples positive for oocysts (AF) 51.3 22.0
 Mean duration of oocyst excretion (MM) 6.1 4.0
 Mean duration of oocyst excretion (AF) 7.1 3.5
 Maximum OpG (dol) 232,434 (9) 49,000 (9)
 No. of McMaster-positive samples with OpG > 10,000 / all MM positive samples (%) 25/67 (37.3) 10/26 (38.5)
Faecal consistency (control groups)
 % of samples with diarrhoea 26.0 35.7
 % of samples with FS 4 72.7 70.0
 Mean diarrhoea days 3.6 5.0
 Mean days with FS 4 1.5 3.0
  1. Abbreviations: AF, autofluorescence; MM, McMaster; FS, faecal score; dol, day of life