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Complications associated with Streptococcus equi infection on a horse farm.

Authors
  • Sweeney, C R
  • Whitlock, R H
  • Meirs, D A
  • Whitehead, S C
  • Barningham, S O
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1987
Volume
191
Issue
11
Pages
1446–1448
Identifiers
PMID: 3692991
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Complications associated with Streptococcus equi infection developed in 15 (20.3%) of 74 horses on one farm included death, guttural pouch empyema, purpura hemorrhagica, upper respiratory tract obstruction, pneumonia, pleuropneumonia, agalactia, mesenteric lymph node abscessation, and periorbital abscessation. Death was attributed to pneumonia in 3 horses and to upper respiratory tract obstruction in 2 horses. One horse was euthanatized because of severe purpura hemorrhagica.

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