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Susceptibility of West African Dwarf goats and WAD x Saanen crosses to experimental infection with Trypanosoma congolense

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Show simple item record Dhollander, S. en_US Bos, J. en_US Kora, S. en_US Sanneh, M. en_US Gaye, M. en_US Leak, S. en_US Berkvens, D. en_US Geerts, S. en_US 2007-12-06T14:35:56Z 2007-12-06T14:35:56Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4017 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A7A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract West African Dwarf goats (WADs) and their Saanen crosses were experimentally infected with Trypanosoma congolense. No significant differences were found between trypanosome parasitaemia and antibody response of the crossbred and WAD goats. Neither the WAD goats nor the Saanen crosses were able to control the drop in PCV following trypanosome infection. The level of anaemia caused by the trypanosome infection was similar in the two breeds during the trial. Based on these findings, no difference in tolerance or susceptibility to T. congolense could be demonstrated between the WAD goats and their Saanen crosses. Although the weight of all goats increased during the trial, the crosses gained significantly more weight than the WAD goats. The trypanosome infection reduced the growth rate of both breeds, but this reduction was not statistically significant. Crossbreeding trypanotolerant WADs with trypanosusceptible Saanen goats might, therefore, be an effective means of increasing productivity. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Goats en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma congolense en_US
dc.subject Disease susceptibility en_US
dc.subject Disease resistance en_US
dc.subject Trypanotolerance en_US
dc.subject Genetic aspects en_US
dc.subject Breeds en_US
dc.subject WAD en_US
dc.subject Gambia en_US
dc.subject Africa, West en_US
dc.subject Saanen en_US
dc.title Susceptibility of West African Dwarf goats and WAD x Saanen crosses to experimental infection with Trypanosoma congolense en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1-2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Veterinary Parasitology en_US
dc.citation.volume 130 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1-8 en_US Amsterdam
dc.citation.jabbreviation Vet Parasitol en_US

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