Rabbits were infected with a bovine strain of Besnoitia besnoiti parasites derived from VERO cell cultures.
Oxytetracycline*, given at 30 mg/kg i.m. simultaneously with infection, prevented the development of orchitis.
The controls received no treatment. All infected animals showed a transient febrile reaction. It is concluded that
oxytetracycline has some therapeutic potential against Besnoitia besnoiti and that rabbits are suitable models for
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