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, A; Urrai, G; Varcasia, A; 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]

Acute visceral cysticercosis by Taenia hydatigena in lambs and treatment with praziquantel

SCALA, Antonio;VARCASIA, Antonio;
2016

Abstract

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, A; Urrai, G; Varcasia, A; 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]
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