Septicemia and peritonitis due to Actinobacillus equuli infection in an adult horse

Patterson-Kane, JC, Donahue, JM and Harrison, LR (2001) Septicemia and peritonitis due to Actinobacillus equuli infection in an adult horse. Veterinary Pathology, 38 2: 230-232. doi:10.1354/vp.38-2-230


Author Patterson-Kane, JC
Donahue, JM
Harrison, LR
Title Septicemia and peritonitis due to Actinobacillus equuli infection in an adult horse
Journal name Veterinary Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-9858
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1354/vp.38-2-230
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 230
End page 232
Total pages 3
Place of publication Lawrence
Publisher Amer Coll Vet Pathologist
Language eng
Abstract Actinobacillus equuli is a rare cause of peritonitis in adult horses. Septicemia and peritonitis due to A. equuli were diagnosed at necropsy in an 8-year-old Saddlebred mare. The origin of the infection was not known; however, small necrotic colonic mucosal lesions presumed to have been caused by phenylbutazone treatment may have allowed bacterial invasion. A good response to antimicrobial treatment has been documented in the small numbers of previously reported acute cases of peritonitis. Because it is potentially treatable, it is important for pathologists and clinicians to identify horses with A. equuli peritonitis.
Keyword Pathology
Veterinary Sciences
Actinobacillus infections
horses
peritonitis
septicemia
Oral Cavity
Healthy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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