Herein, we examined the brain of adult ewes and lambs less than 30 days old which were found affected by neurological signs in a flock located in Sardinia (Italy). Gross anatomo-pathological examination of all brains of the animals revealed multiple linear reddish-yellow foci of necrotic purulent inflammation due to oncosphere migration. Histologically, we confirmed a multifocal pyo-granulomatous meningo-encephalitis both in ewes and in lambs, confirming acute coenurosis. Morphological examination and DNA sequencing identified the Taenia multiceps we isolated as Tm1 strain. This report describes for the first time a natural acute coenurosis infection in suckling lambs under 30 days of age.

Atypical outbreak of acute coenurosis by Taenia multiceps in a sheep flock / Pintus, Davide; Varcasia, Antonio; Dessì, Giorgia; Tamponi, Claudia; Manunta, Maria Lucia; Carboni, Giovanni Antonio; Cancedda, Maria Giovanna; Ligios, Ciriaco Giovanni; Scala, Antonio. - In: PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH. - ISSN 0932-0113. - 117:6(2018), pp. 1985-1988. [10.1007/s00436-018-5873-z]

Atypical outbreak of acute coenurosis by Taenia multiceps in a sheep flock

Varcasia, Antonio
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Dessì, Giorgia;Tamponi, Claudia;Manunta, Maria Lucia;LIGIOS, Ciriaco Giovanni;Scala, Antonio
2018

Abstract

Herein, we examined the brain of adult ewes and lambs less than 30 days old which were found affected by neurological signs in a flock located in Sardinia (Italy). Gross anatomo-pathological examination of all brains of the animals revealed multiple linear reddish-yellow foci of necrotic purulent inflammation due to oncosphere migration. Histologically, we confirmed a multifocal pyo-granulomatous meningo-encephalitis both in ewes and in lambs, confirming acute coenurosis. Morphological examination and DNA sequencing identified the Taenia multiceps we isolated as Tm1 strain. This report describes for the first time a natural acute coenurosis infection in suckling lambs under 30 days of age.
Atypical outbreak of acute coenurosis by Taenia multiceps in a sheep flock / Pintus, Davide; Varcasia, Antonio; Dessì, Giorgia; Tamponi, Claudia; Manunta, Maria Lucia; Carboni, Giovanni Antonio; Cancedda, Maria Giovanna; Ligios, Ciriaco Giovanni; Scala, Antonio. - In: PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH. - ISSN 0932-0113. - 117:6(2018), pp. 1985-1988. [10.1007/s00436-018-5873-z]
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