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Table 1 Sera samples used to test APP responses during common infections and conditions of sheep

From: Two major ruminant acute phase proteins, haptoglobin and serum amyloid A, as serum biomarkers during active sheep scab infestation

Infection / condition Number of samples
Early gestationa 10
Late gestationb 10
Gastro-intestinal nematodesc 6
Liver Fluke (Fasciola hepatica)d 6
Sucking lice (Linognathus spp.)e 4
Chewing lice (Bovicola ovis)e 4
Orff 6
Johnes diseaseg 6
  1. aEarly gestation was within 1 week of conception and blate gestation was 1 week prior to expected lambing date (samples from Moredun Research Institute (MRI)). cSamples from sheep with field-acquired gastro-intestinal nematode (GIN) infections were from Firth Mains Farm, UK (MRI); species included Teladorsagia circumcincta and Nematodirus battus.dSamples were taken from UK sheep with field-acquired infections of liver fluke (samples provide by Dr H McDougall, MRI); esamples from lice infected but P. ovis-uninfested sheep (provided by Prof. N. Sargison, R(D)SVS, UK; fsamples from sheep infected experimentally with orf virus or gMycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MRI).