During the gross-pathological and bacteriological investigation of the organs of three (two Holstein and a Hungarian Half-blood) foals originated from a Hungarian horse stock with 110 horses, lymphadenitis of pulmonary, mediastinal and mesenteric lymph nodes with granuloma formation and caseation, as well as peritonitis and ulcerous enteritis in the small and large intestines (Figs 1 to 5 and Fig. 8). Based on the interstitial, interalveolar pneumonia found during the histopathological investigations, besides the bacteriological infection, a viral infection was also supposed. Bacteria coloured by PAS and Brown-Brenn stain and non-coloured by Ziehl-Neelsen stain were found mostly intracellular (Figs 6 and 7). In relation with the prevention, the authors have pointed out the importance of proper feeding and management, as well as the prevention of viral infections. More important clinical, epizootiological and pathological knowledge found in the international literature have been briefly reported together with the possibilities of treatment. From pathological point of view, new data have been furnished to the histogenesis of the enterai form of the disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Foal diseases caused by rhodococcus (Corynebacterium) equi in a Hungarian horse stock|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
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