What is the larval form of Multiceps called?
Coenurosis. Coenurosis is caused by Coenurus cerebralis, the larval stage of Taenia multiceps. Its life cycle includes a canid as the definitive host and the sheep as the natural intermediate host, although humans who ingest dog feces contaminated with T. multiceps eggs become intermediate hosts.
Is Taenia multiceps zoonotic?
Taenia multiceps is an important zoonotic tapeworm and its larval form (Coenurus cerebralis) is the causative agent of coenurosis (Cestoda, Teniidae; Leske, 1780) .
What does Coenurus mean?
: a complex tapeworm larva growing interstitially in vertebrate tissues and consisting of a large fluid-filled sac from the inner wall of which numerous scolices develop — see gid.
What is GID disease?
Gid is a disease of the central nervous system in yaks and sheep caused by Coenurus cerebralis; the larval stage of tapeworm Taenia multiceps which infects the small intestine of carnivores. Yak dogs among other canine species is considered as the main definitive host for adult Gid tapeworm in the country.
What is human GID?
Coenurosis, also known as caenurosis, coenuriasis, gid or sturdy, is a parasitic infection that develops in the intermediate hosts of some tapeworm species (Taenia multiceps, T. serialis, T. brauni, or T. glomerata). It is caused by the coenurus, the larval stage of these tapeworms.
What is rat Multiceps?
Taenia (Multiceps) brauni is a tropical tapeworm of eastern Africa with a sylvatic life cycle, including the dog, fox, jackal, and genet as definitive hosts and rodents such as the swamp rat, porcupine, and gerbil as intermediate hosts. The coenuri infect subcutaneous tissue of the intermediate hosts.
What causes a sheep to shake?
Deficiency, or hypomagnesemia, is most common 4 to 6 weeks after lambing when deficient animals show very characteristic symptoms including uncoordinated walking, trembling or recumbence. Sheep have very small reserves of magnesium to buffer changes in absorption of magnesium.
What is the definitive host of Taenia multiceps?
The definitive hosts for Taenia multiceps and T. serialis are members of the family Canidae. Many canids can serve as definitive hosts for T. multiceps, but only dogs and foxes can serve as hosts for T.