pubiflora in sheep induces resistance to the poisoning by this plant, and to determine if this resistance can be transferred by transfaunation of rumen fluid to susceptible sheep.
One day after the end of the transfaunation period the sheep from Group 2 were challenged with a dose of 1g [kg.
They also demonstrated that this resistance can be transferred by transfaunation of rumen fluid from resistant sheep to susceptible sheep that never ingested A.
pubiflora by the continuous administration of small doses of this plant and the transference of the resistance to other sheep by the transfaunation of ruminal fluid indicated that MFA-degrading bacteria may be normal inhabitants of the ruminal flora and that the ingestion of non-toxic doses of MFA-containing plants stimulates their multiplication (CAMBOIM et al.
These results showed that the increase of resistance conferred by the ingestion of non-toxic doses of MFA-containing plants, transfaunation of rumen fluid from resistant animals, and intraruminal inoculation of MFA-degrading bacteria (PESSOA et al.
pubiflora increases the resistance of sheep to the poisoning by this plant and that resistance can be transferred by transfaunation of rumen content from resistant to susceptible sheep.