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Table 2 Average values of histological scoring in placenta and foetal viscera from each group

From: Experimental ovine toxoplasmosis: influence of the gestational stage on the clinical course, lesion development and parasite distribution

Group dpi Placenta Foetal brain Foetal liver Foetal lung
No. foci/cm2 ASF (mm2) %LES No. foci/cm2 ASF (mm2) %LES No. foci/cm2 ASF (mm2) %LES No. foci/cm2 ASF (mm2) %LES
G1  
G2  
G3 19 0.58 0.024 0.01 1.65 0.01 0.01
G1 26 0.52 0.02 0.01 5.53 0.01 0.08 2.72 0.06 0.20 25.43 0.04 0.93
G2 26 0.91 0.05 0.05 12.96 0.03 0.31 8.71 0.05 0.58 16.10 0.06 0.90
G3 20–26a nab na na 1.20 0.02 0.02 6.23 0.03 0.23 3.76 0.03 0.13
  1. aStillbirths occurred at 21, 22 and 26 dpi.
  2. bThe placenta from stillbirths was too autolytic to allow histological evaluation. dpi: days post infection when abortion occurred. ASF: Average size of focus.  %LES: Percentage of section affected by lesions.