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Diagnosis and treatment of coenuriasis (gid) in sheep
  1. GC Skerritt and
  2. MF Stallbaumer

Abstract

A procedure for the clinical investigation and surgical treatment of cases of coenuriasis in sheep was assessed. The results were based on a series of 62 cases of coenuriasis, of which 58 per cent did not have any palpable skull softening. A useful correlation between the neurological signs and the location of cysts was demonstrated, enabling accurate localisation of cysts in 68 per cent of cases. The surgical technique for the removal of cysts gave a success rate of 74 per cent among the 42 cases selected for surgery, as judged by the complete removal of the cyst and recovery of neurological functions.

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