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Table 1 Information (± s.e.) on age, live weight and faecal egg counts for the experimental animals at housing

From: Breed differences in humoral and cellular responses of lambs to experimental infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta

Item Suffolk Texel P value
No. of lambs 29 (20) 32 (16) -
Date of birth 28 March 29 March -
Age at housing (days) 40.2 ± 0.59 39.2 ± 0.56 >0.2
Live weight at housing (kg) 17.7 ± 0.71 17.7 ± 0.68 >0.9
FECOT (log scale) 4.3 ± 0.25 (41) 3.6 ± 0.10 (12) <0.01
FECNEM (log scale) 5.8 ± 0.23 (298) 5.1 ± 0.27 (132) <0.05
Live weight 1 week prior to challenge (kg) 46.2 ± 1.51 43.5 ± 1.51 >0.1
  1. No. of lambs that yielded a faecal sample at housing.
  2. Back-transformed from mean value on loge scale.