a1 Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U. P. 243122, India
The susceptibility of various mammals to infection with Fasciolopsis buski has been studied. Mice, rats, monkeys and dogs were completely refractory. Guinea-pigs were only partially susceptible. However, young rabbits (6 to 8 weeks old) were found to be susceptible and can be used as an animal model for experimental work on this parasite.
(Accepted August 24 1983)