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Sheep and goats
Treatment of cerebrospinal nematodiasis in a Boer Buck

Abstract

A nine-month-old Boer Buck presented for an acute onset of pelvic limb ataxia. Radiographs, complete blood count and serum biochemistry were within normal limits. A cerebrospinal fluid analysis yielded an eosinophilic pleocytosis, consistent with cerebrospinal nematodiasis. Treatment with ivermectin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, fenbendazole and range of motion exercises resulted in partial recovery of pelvic limb function within five days. Within five months post treatment the buck’s ambulation had returned to a normal gait.

  • goat
  • cerebrospinal nematodiasis
  • pharmacology
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