In two experiments, sheep under controlled conditions were artificially infested with the hookworm Gaigeria pachyscelis Railliet & Henry, 1910.
The effects of the helminth infestation on the host's metabolism were monitored by a series of blood, chemical and enzyme analyses.
Significant changes recorded were the development of a macrocytic normochromic anaemia, hypoproteinaemia,
hypocalcaemia, hyperglycaemia and eosinophilia.
The disease and death of some of the sheep were due primarily to loss of blood.
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