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Table 3 Percentages of cases showing histological lesions and parasite detection in placenta and foetal viscera from infected animals during the experiment

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

   Placenta Foetal brain Foetal liver Foetal lung
Group dpi H/Ea (%) PCRb (%) H/E (%) PCR (%) H/E (%) PCR (%) H/E (%) PCR (%)
G1 6–12 16
13–19 20
20–26 33 100 28 86 28 100 86 100
G2 6–12 33 40 20
13–19 50 18 36 45
20–26 100 100 100 100 100 100 66 100
G3 6–12
13–19 66 50 20 50 20 50
20–26 na 100 33 80 33 60 66 80
  1. aHistological lesions characteristic of T. gondii infection.
  2. bParasite detection by PCR amplification.