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Ataxia and hypermetria caused by Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infection in llamas



Ataxia and hypermetria caused by Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infection in llamas



Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 190(2): 191-193



P. tenuis was recovered from the spinal cord of a pregnant llama that developed ataxia and hypermetria soon after transfer of 7 llamas from Virginia to northern New Mexico, USA. 2 other llamas also became ataxic. The pathological findings are discussed. It was concluded that P. tenuis infection should be considered in cases of neurological diseases in sheep, goats and llamas when these animals have been grazing pastures inhabited by Odocoileus virginianus.

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