Susceptibility of rats of infection with Toxocara pteropodis

Prociv P. and Brindley P.J. (1986) Susceptibility of rats of infection with Toxocara pteropodis. Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde Parasitology Research, 72 4: 487-491. doi:10.1007/BF00927892


Author Prociv P.
Brindley P.J.
Title Susceptibility of rats of infection with Toxocara pteropodis
Journal name Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde Parasitology Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0044-3255
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00927892
Volume 72
Issue 4
Start page 487
End page 491
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2700 Medicine
Abstract Infective eggs of Toxocara pteropodis were administered to Wistar rats via oral and parenteral routes. Third-stage larvae were recovered from the livers of suckling young 8 days after oral infection, and from livers and lungs after intraperitoneal or subcutaneous inoculation of eggs. These larvae were short-lived as none were found in suckling mice killed 2 weeks post-infection. Larvae were not recovered from tissues of rats aged 22 days or more when inoculated orally, indicating that refractoriness to infection develops rapidly with growth. Small numbers of larvae were recovered from the lungs of older rats 4 days after subcutaneous but not after oral inoculation. Adult male Buffalo and Fisher rats were also totally resistant to oral infection. Hence, rats differ from mice in their susceptibility to T. pteropodis.
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