- Jun 19, 2017
[Decrease of mortality in the rat after administration of lanosterol during an epidemic bronchopulmonary infection]. - PubMed - NCBI
I saw the actual text in the same link that @aguilaroja posted :
Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Série D, Sciences naturelles | 1966-11-01 | MEAE
The paper says that the specific cause of infection wasn't identified. Various bacteria were present such as Citrobacter, Diplococcis pneumoniae, pseudo-tuberculosis, and possibly Nelson virus. In the 2nd---same methods as 1st but larger number of animals---experiment, there were 3 groups of treated rats that received orally either 15mg, 30mg or 60mg of lanosterol deluted in 1ml of Labrafil feed (the same feed as control). Out of 65 animals in each of 3 treated groups, 27, 34, 24 died, respectively, while 49 out of 66 died in controls.
In addition, those that died in the treated groups, lived longer, on average, than those in controls.