Iranian Journal of Parasitology 2015. 10(2):301-305.

Regurgitations in a Lamb with Acute Coenurosis-A case Report.
Evi Ioannidou, Dimitra Psalla, Elias Papadopoulos, Anastasia Diakou, Vasiliki Papanikolopoulou, Harilaos Karatzias, Zoe S Polizopoulou, Nektarios D Giadinis



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 re-gurgitations 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 pyogranuloma-tous meningoencephalitis, so a diagnosis of acute coenurosis was established. Thus, acute coenurosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of regurgi-tations in lambs.


Acute coenurosis; Coenurus cerebralis; Neurological disease; Regurgitation; Sheep

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