Tapeworm (Moniezia expansa) in sheep: anthelmintic treatment studies to assess possible pathogenic effects and production loss in young infected animals in the field
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 11, pp 185-188, Nov 1984
Article class: Scientific Article
Subject Terms: Abdomen, Alimentary system/gastroenterology, Animal remedies/veterinary medicines, Anthelmintics, Cestode, Disease/defect, Parasite control, Parasites - internal, Pathogenesis, Treatment/therapyTaylor and Francis
AbstractNiclosamide and cupric acetoarsenite were both effective in removing tapeworm (Moniezia expansa) from unweaned lambs. In four trials there was no significant liveweight gain in niclosamide-drenched, compared with undrenched, animals. Post-mortem examination for tapeworm showed that although one lamb contained 200 ml (bulk volume) of strobila, 50% of 49 infected animals contained 50 ml or less. The greatest number of scoleces in one animal was 41, and 65% of lambs contained four or fewer. M.expansa is not indicated as a cause of diarrhoea in lambs.
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