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  • SPECIES:
    • CAPRINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • INTESTINE
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • FOCALLY EXTENSIVE CATARRHAL GASTRITIS WITH PLICATION
  • CAUSE:
    • MONEZIA SP.
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • ACLAND
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Pennsylvania
  • GENPATH:
    • HELMINTH
  • COMMENTS:
    • Pathologists and parasitologists will continue to argue about the pathogenicity of intestinal cestodes in domestic species. Monezia is a very large cestode which is often seen in ruminants. Heavy infections of this large cestode may contribute to ill thrift in goats, which are often themselves kept in marginal conditions (people think goats can subsist on anything). The plication of this intestine suggests that these cestodes may have been acting as a linear foreign body.