Neosporosis is a disease caused by a parasite dog named coocodian Neospora caninum. Until 1988, this parasite confused with T. gondii. Most experts agree that a lot of dogs diagnosed with toxoplasmosis until 1988 actually suffer Neosporosis.
Domestic dog and coyote is certain hosts to parasites, while many domestic animals and other wildlife can serve as intermediate hosts - including deer, horses, cattle, sheep and goats. Dogs infected with Neospora caninum ookista will explain in their feces.
Neosporosis symptoms in dogs
Puppies and adult dogs can develop Neosporosis. Neosporosis clinical signs are usually focused on the network of nerves and muscles in dogs, but can also include heart, liver, lungs and skin.
The most severe and frequent infections - including those that cause paralysis ascending limb - which is rarely seen in adult dogs, it is not young dogs less than 6 months of age are most at risk. When the disease is transmitted from the mother to her children, puppies usually begin to show visible symptoms of Neosporosis at the age of 3 to 9 weeks.
Neosporosis can be distinguished from other types of paralysis by atrophy and stiffness gradually. In dogs with Neosporosis, pelvic limb even more seriously affected than the thoracic limbs. As the disease progresses, the muscles rigid contracture will set in. In addition, some puppies will develop joint deformation and knee recurvatum.
Compared with T. gondii, N. caninum seems to be more susceptible to inflammation stimulates the infected dog, and Neosporosis can cause severe phlebitis and dermatitis.
General weakness in dogs that suffer Neosporosism, and the disease can also cause dysphagia and megaesophagus. In extreme cases, Neosporosis can be deadly for dogs, while some will last for someone willing to hand feed them and care for them.
Neosporosis not too often seen in older dogs, but whey they get sick they often show signs of multifocal CNS involvement or polymyositis.
Neosporosis treatment for dogs
Unfortunately, knowledge Neosporosis in dogs and other animals is very limited. Many veterinarians have successfully used Klindamisin however, sulfadiazine, and pirimetamin to treat Neosporosis. In some situations, a combination of these compounds will be needed. If Neosporosis has reached a level where do experience muscle contractures or paralysis progress rapidly, treatment is not very effective Neosporosis available.
Adult dogs and puppies who have reached the age of 16 weeks is known to respond better to treatment than Neosporosis young pup.
Prostitutes infected person can transmit Neosporosis infants through the placenta and may not be used for breeding. There is no known cure for the prevention of transmission Neosporosis sucks if he is used for breeding.
To prevent serious Neosporosis, all dogs should be treated as soon as your vet has diagnosed Neosporosis in one litter partners.