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1299: Ewe exposure to nematode parasites increases lamb resilience rather than resistance

This paper is summarised from Houdijk JGM, Jones LA, Tolkamp BJ, Athanasiadou, Hutchings MR: “Effect of maternal exposure to nematode parasites in ewes on performance and parasite resistance in their lambs”.

Year of Publication2011

Exposing ewes to parasites does not affect mean lamb birth weight, but reduces lamb weight gain in the first 5 weeks post lambing and increases lamb weight gain during lamb exposure to parasites.

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