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Background: There is a lack of data on the efficacy of treatment of Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in association with an optimised selection of foals. Objectives: To evaluate whether targeted treatment protocols resulting in decreased antimicrobial use impact foal mortality rates. Study design:...

Author(s)
Arnold-Lehna, D.; Venner, M.; Berghaus, L. J.; Berghaus, R.; Giguère, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2020, 52, 4, pp 531-537
Abstract

We recorded gross necropsy findings in 70 horses between 2007-2017 exhibiting respiratory distress, labored breathing, cough, nasal discharge, or euthanized due to overwhelming respiratory failure. Those showing primary gross lesions in the lower respiratory system were diagnosed with pneumonia. Of ...

Author(s)
Moaddab, H.; Haghighi, Z. M. S.; Tavanaeimanesh, H.
Publisher
Online Journal of Veterinary Research, Toowoomba, Australia
Citation
Online Journal of Veterinary Research, 2018, 22, 12, pp 1125-1136
Abstract

Multiple septic osteomyelitis, septic thrombi and septic arthritis are recognised as possible complications of sepsis; however, there are few reports of localised pyomyositis in association with septic arterial thrombosis in foals. A 1-month Thoroughbred colt was presented for investigation of...

Author(s)
Pressanto, M. C.; Beccati, F.; Stefanetti, V.; Passamonti, F.; Pilati, N.; Pepe, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2020, 32, 2, pp 78
Abstract

A 2-y-old female Grant's zebra (Equus quagga [burchellii] boehmi) was presented with a clinical history of depression, anorexia, and weakness of 1-wk duration. Postmortem examination identified ulcers on the tongue and palate; a large abscess adjacent to the larynx; left lung consolidation; mild...

Author(s)
Moeller, R. B., Jr.; Crossley, B.; Pipkin, A.; Li YanQiu; Balasuriya, U. B. R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2018, 30, 4, pp 580-583
Abstract

In the case presented, a young horse was referred for further evaluation based on a presumptive diagnosis of pulmonic valve endocarditis, bronchopneumonia and a cranial mediastinal abscess based on thoracic ultrasound, echocardiography and clinical signs. However, further echocardiographic...

Author(s)
Sleeper, M. M.; Barton-Lamb, A.; Doyle, P. S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2016, 28, 12, pp 681-684
Abstract

Internal abscesses are not common in horses. However, the practitioner should consider this diagnosis when confronted with a case of fever of unknown origin. Abdominal abscesses are not always associated with signs of colic, but rather with hyperthermia and loss of condition. Similarly, thoracic ...

Author(s)
Polle, F.; Lechartier, A.
Publisher
Newsmed, Paris, France
Citation
Pratique Vétérinaire Equine, 2017, 49, 195, pp 30-36
Abstract

Respiratory diseases have a major impact on racehorses in training and are often cited as the second most common reason of horses failing to perform. Cases were submitted by the California Horse Racing Board to the California Animal Health and Food Safety laboratory for postmortem examination...

Author(s)
Carvallo, F. R.; Uzal, F. A.; Diab, S. S.; Hill, A. E.; Arthur, R. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2017, 29, 4, pp 450-456
Abstract

Bronchopneumonia is a frequent and serious pulmonary disorder in foals on equine breeding farms and the most common pathogens responsible for this condition are Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus (Strep. eq. ssp. zoo.) and Rhodococcus equi (R. equi). As foal pneumonia occurs endemically on many...

Author(s)
Thomé, R.; Weber, C.; Rohn, K.; Venner, M.
Publisher
Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany
Citation
Pferdeheilkunde, 2018, 34, 1, pp 61-67
Abstract

True thymic hyperplasia has been reported sporadically in the human literature as an immunological rebound phenomenon following immunosuppressive treatment or disease. There are limited accounts in domestic species, mainly following vaccination, and thymic hyperplasia has not been a recognised...

Author(s)
Smith, H. L.; Underwood, C.; Schaffer-White, A.; Eps, A. W. van
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2019, 31, 3, pp 116-121
Abstract

Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi) is the causative agent of strangles, a highly contagious upper respiratory disease of equids. Streptococcus equi produces superantigens (sAgs), which are thought to contribute to strangles pathogenicity through non-specific T-cell activation and...

Author(s)
McLean, R.; Rash, N. L.; Robinson, C.; Waller, A. S.; Paillot, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2015, 100, pp 100-104

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