An acute outbreak of Taenia hydatigena cysticercosis, causing mortality in 5 of 21 (23.8%) female lambs, is reported. Gross post-mortem examinations and histology showed Cysticercus tenuicollis as the cause of death. Biochemical parameters in infected lambs confirmed severe hepatitis. Praziquantel, given once at 15mg/kg body weight (bw), was administered and a dramatic improvement in the clinical condition and biochemical parameters was observed up to 30 days following treatment.
Acute visceral cysticercosis by Taenia hydatigena in lambs and treatment with praziquantel / Scala, Antonio; Urrai, G; Varcasia, Antonio; Nicolussi, P; Mulas, M; Goddi, L; Pipia, Ap; Sanna, G; Genchi, M; Bandino, E.. - In: JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-149X. - 90:1(2016), pp. 113-116. [10.1017/S0022149X14000601]