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Table 1 Experimental design

From: Neospora caninum infection during early pregnancy in cattle: how the isolate influences infection dynamics, clinical outcome and peripheral and local immune responses

Group Heifer ref. Pregnancy Inocula Animal euthanasia
1 H2849 AI Nc-Spain7 Yes
H3237 107 tachyzoites i.v.
H3255
H9500
H9516
H9522
2 H3236 AI Nc-Spain8 Yes
H3263 107 tachyzoites i.v.
H9507
H9510
H9517
H9530
3 a H3270 AI MARC-145 No
H9501 8 × 105 cells i.v.
4 b H3242 NS MARC-145 Yes
H3247 8 × 105 cells i.v.
  H9518    
  1. aSentinel-control group (G3): Heifers completed the pregnancy with the birth of two serologically negative calves at 269 and 274 days of pregnancy.
  2. bFoetal-control group (G4). Heifers were culled at 39 dpi for further comparative analyses.
  3. AI, Artificial insemination; NS, Natural service.
  4. i.v., Intravenous inoculation.