The Effects of Dietary Mo on Ovine Host and Intestinal Parasite

  • Neville Suttle
  • David Knox
  • Frank Jackson

Abstract

The improvement of pastures by liming and reseeding raises their Mo and S concentrations, induces hypocuprosis in the lamb, and increases susceptibility to microbial but not nematode infection (1). The poor supply of Cu from the digesta to the host might also harm the parasites sharing the same nutrients. The effects of dietary Mo on the development of Trichostrongylus vitrinus (T.v.) were therefore investigated.

Keywords

Albumin Urea Chrome Superoxide Trypsin 

Reference

  1. 1.
    J. A. Woolliams et al., Studies on lambs from lines genetically selected for low and high copper status. Anim. Prod. 43: 293–317.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neville Suttle
    • 1
  • David Knox
    • 1
  • Frank Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Moredun Research InstituteEdinburghScotland

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