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Surgical treatment of coenurosis (gid) in sheep
  1. A. Komnenou, DVM, PhD1,
  2. A. Dessiris, DVM, PhD1 and
  3. N. Giadinis, DVM, PhD2
  1. 1 Clinic of Surgery, St. Argyroudis, DVM, Clinic of Animal Production Medicine
  2. 2 Laboratory of Clinical Diagnosis and Pathology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, St Voutyra II, 546-27 Thessaloniki, Greece


During the past six years 623 cases of coenurosis (gid) in sheep have been treated surgically. Cysts were removed successfully from 573 of them (92 per cent) and 517 (83 per cent) were able to return to their flocks, although 36 showed no clinical improvement. In 37 cases, the cyst could not be localised, and postmortem examinations showed that in nine cases the cyst was in the brainstem, and in 28 cases it was in the cerebellum. Fifty-six cases deteriorated gradually after surgery and in these cases more than one cyst was found postmortem. Thirteen cases died during surgery.

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