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What is your diagnosis? Cerebrospinal fluid from a sheep

Zobba, Rosanna and Alberti, Alberto and Manunta, Maria Lucia Gabriella M. and Evangelisti, Maria Antonietta and Pinna Parpaglia, Maria Luisa (2014) What is your diagnosis? Cerebrospinal fluid from a sheep. Veterinary clinical pathology, Vol. 43 (3), p. 467-468. ISSN 0275-6382. Article.

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DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12157


In May 2011, 2 Sarda breed sheep (ID569 and ID622) from a livestock facility in the province of Nuoro (Sardinia, Italy) affected with chronic coenurosis were presented to the Veterinary Clinical Laboratory of the University of Sassari. The animals were included in a study conducted to investigate potential alterations of the brain and skull in 24 sheep with chronic coenurosis by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI detected the presence of one cyst in the medial cerebral hemisphere of sheep ID569, and 2 cysts in the left cerebral hemisphere of sheep ID622. Definitive diagnosis of chronic coenurosis was made by macroscopic and morphologic identification of T multiceps cyst after surgical extraction. Both animals manifested depression, disorientation, and alterations of postural reactions. Sheep ID569 revealed bilateral menace deficit while sheep ID622 showed a unilateral menace deficit. Complete resolution of neurologic signs was observed in both sheep within 7 days after removal of cysts.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10310
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cerebrospinal fluid, sheep, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/05 Malattie infettive degli animali domestici
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/08 Clinica medica veterinaria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Medicina Veterinaria
Publisher:Blackwell / Wiley
Copyright Holders:© 2014 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Deposited On:14 Nov 2014 12:02

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