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Volume 62, Issue 2


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

Nayakwadi Shivasharanappa / Nitika Sharma / Dinesh Kumar Sharma / Rajveer Singh Pawaiya / Beena Vamadevan / Anil Kumar Mishra / Souvik Paul
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, Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 482–487, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0057.

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