Inverse relationship between IgE and worm burdens in cattle infected with Ostertagia ostertagi

D. G. Baker, Laurel J Gershwin

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Abstract

Changes in serum total and Ostertagia-specific IgE levels, and pepsinogen concentrations were evaluated in 28 Holstein calves naturally or experimentally infected with Ostertagia ostertagi. In addition, IgE and pepsinogen concentrations were determined in abomasal lymph. Results showed that (1) lymph IgE responses were inversely correlated with worm burdens, and (2) serum IgE levels were unreliable for predicting worm burdens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume47
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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