(Taenia saginata) infection in wild animals.
Experimental infection of one wildebeest calf aged 2 days and an oryx calf aged 10 days along with a 10 day old Boran calf with 5,000 (Taenia saginata) eggs in each animal examined at post-mortem 11-14 weeks later showed no infection in wildebeest. Oryx calf developed 810 living cysticerci identified morphologically as (T. saginata) while the Boran calf developed 65 living cysts. The high number of cysticerci found in the Oxy calf would suggest that this species may be very susceptible to (T. Saginata) infection.
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