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Table 4 Faecal eggs development and worm characteristics in the abomasum of uninfected (U) or infected (I, with H. contortus) Creole kids eating: Dichanthium spp. hay + alfalfa pellet (A); Dichanthium spp. hay + L. leucocephala pellet (L); Dichanthium spp. hay + (25% L. leucocephala pellet + 75% alfalfa pellet; 25 L); Dichanthium spp. hay + (50% L. leucocephala pellet + 50% alfalfa pellet; 50 L)

From: Evaluation of nutraceutical properties of Leucaena leucocephala leaf pellets fed to goat kids infected with Haemonchus contortus

    Treatment    P-value   
Item I-A I-25 L I-50 L I-L SE Treatment Leucaena
Total worms 773.8 982.0 705.8 897.6 187.44 0.750 0.506
Male (%) 43.3 51.3 48.5 46.2 2.32 0.1693 0.1252
Female (%) 56.7 55.8 51.3 53.8 2.24 0.4326 0.3324
Immature worms (%) 1.7a 2.4a 3.0a 9.7b 2.20 0.0265 0.0111
Immature male worms (%) 0.9a 1.6a 1.0a 5.6b 1.21 0.0140 0.0080
Immature female worms (%) 2.2a 2.8a 4.4a 13.0b 3.03 0.0315 0.0130
Sex ratio mature male female (%) 79.4 93.7 98.1 94.0 6.34 0.0485 0.0770
Female worm length, cm 1.929ab 1.951a 1.921ab 1.838ab 0.0444 0.0128 0.0261
Eggs in utero 209.3ab 242.1a 247.3a 102.2bc 30.76 0.0010 0.0032
Faecal eggs development (%) 24.0a 14.0b 12.7b 3.5c 3.50 0.0009 < 0.0001
  1. a, b, c: Means lacking a common letter differ (p < 0.05)