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Volume 62, Issue 2 (Jun 2017)


Neuropathological lesions of clinical and sub clinical Coenurosis (Coenurus cerebralis) in organized goat farms in India

Nayakwadi Shivasharanappa
  • Corresponding author
  • ICAR Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Ela, Velha Goa, Goa 403402, India
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/ Nitika Sharma
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India
/ Dinesh Kumar Sharma
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India
/ Rajveer Singh Pawaiya
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India
/ Beena Vamadevan
  • ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243122, India
/ Anil Kumar Mishra
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India
/ Souvik Paul
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India
Published Online: 2017-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0057


Clinical and sub clinical cases of Coenurosis due to Coenurus cerebralis in goats were documented based on clinical, post mortem examination, identification of parasitic stages, gross and histopathological lesions in brain of animals died due to abnormal neurological symptoms. The most prominent site of predilection of coenuri cysts in brain was cerebral hemispheres and multiple cysts were found in majority of the cases. Generalized congestion, thinning of brain parenchyma due to pressure atrophy, gliosis, neuronal degeneration, protoscolices in brain parenchyma and inflammatory cell reactions predominantly comprised of lymphocytes and macrophages were prominent neuropathological lesions observed in brain. This study had significant implications in understanding the neuropathological lesions to suggest suitable prevention and control measures in organized goat farms in India.

Keywords: Coenurosis; Coenurus cerebralis; goat; neuropathological lesions


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About the article

Received: 2016-06-24

Revised: 2017-01-18

Accepted: 2017-01-23

Published Online: 2017-04-18

Published in Print: 2017-06-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0057. Export Citation

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