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Regurgitations in a Lamb with Acute Coenurosis-A case Report.

Ioannidou E, Psalla D, Papadopoulos E, Diakou A, Papanikolopoulou V, Karatzias H, Polizopoulou ZS, Giadinis ND - Iran J Parasitol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: A case of regurgitations in a 2.5 month old lamb with acute coenurosis is being reported.The lamb was presented with a sudden onset of ataxia and regurgitations for 10 days.Thus, acute coenurosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of regurgitations in lambs.

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Affiliation: Clinic of Farm Animals, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Coenurosis is a disease of the central nervous system in sheep, caused by Coenurus cerebralis, the larval stage of Multiceps multiceps, which inhabits the small intestine of Canidae. A case of regurgitations in a 2.5 month old lamb with acute coenurosis is being reported. The lamb was presented with a sudden onset of ataxia and regurgitations for 10 days. The post-mortem examination revealed 4 immature C. cerebralis cysts between 0.5 and 1.5 cm in diameter located in the brainstem and cerebellum, and histopathological examination revealed multifocal pyogranulomatous meningoencephalitis, so a diagnosis of acute coenurosis was established. Thus, acute coenurosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of regurgitations in lambs.

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Lamb with depression and dark greenish discharge as the result of regurgitations
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Figure 1: Lamb with depression and dark greenish discharge as the result of regurgitations

Mentions: On clinical examination, the lamb was depressed, with slightly decreased appetite and ataxic gait, while its rectal temperature was normal. Both nostrils were soiled by dark greenish dried discharge. On closer examination, the discharge was identified as dried ingested food, due to the frequent regurgitations (Fig. 1). Hematological and serum biochemical examination revealed no abnormalities compared to normal values (9, 10). The lamb was kept in the clinic for further observation. In the following days its clinical condition worsened and as the prognosis was poor, the lamb was euthanized for welfare reasons.


Regurgitations in a Lamb with Acute Coenurosis-A case Report.

Ioannidou E, Psalla D, Papadopoulos E, Diakou A, Papanikolopoulou V, Karatzias H, Polizopoulou ZS, Giadinis ND - Iran J Parasitol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Lamb with depression and dark greenish discharge as the result of regurgitations
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Lamb with depression and dark greenish discharge as the result of regurgitations
Mentions: On clinical examination, the lamb was depressed, with slightly decreased appetite and ataxic gait, while its rectal temperature was normal. Both nostrils were soiled by dark greenish dried discharge. On closer examination, the discharge was identified as dried ingested food, due to the frequent regurgitations (Fig. 1). Hematological and serum biochemical examination revealed no abnormalities compared to normal values (9, 10). The lamb was kept in the clinic for further observation. In the following days its clinical condition worsened and as the prognosis was poor, the lamb was euthanized for welfare reasons.

Bottom Line: A case of regurgitations in a 2.5 month old lamb with acute coenurosis is being reported.The lamb was presented with a sudden onset of ataxia and regurgitations for 10 days.Thus, acute coenurosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of regurgitations in lambs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Clinic of Farm Animals, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Coenurosis is a disease of the central nervous system in sheep, caused by Coenurus cerebralis, the larval stage of Multiceps multiceps, which inhabits the small intestine of Canidae. A case of regurgitations in a 2.5 month old lamb with acute coenurosis is being reported. The lamb was presented with a sudden onset of ataxia and regurgitations for 10 days. The post-mortem examination revealed 4 immature C. cerebralis cysts between 0.5 and 1.5 cm in diameter located in the brainstem and cerebellum, and histopathological examination revealed multifocal pyogranulomatous meningoencephalitis, so a diagnosis of acute coenurosis was established. Thus, acute coenurosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of regurgitations in lambs.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus