Management of complicated pleuro pneumonia

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Infection of the lower respiratory tract in horses is common, and can range from mild disease of the conducting airways to fulminant and life-threatening infection and necrosis of lung parenchyma with concurrent pleural effusion. Disease with limited involvement of the parenchyma and pleural cavities often resolves with administration of appropriate antimicrobial agents. Conversely, marked infection and tissue damage and/or extensive pleural involvement present considerable challenges for successful resolution of infection and management of complications. Complications include pulmonary abscessation, intrathoracic (intrapleural) fibrin deposition, fluid loculisation and abscessation, pericarditis, cardiovascular dysfunction, thrombophlebitis and laminitis. Consequently, appropriate assessment, including use of ancillary diagnostic methods, targeted treatments and careful patient monitoring are required for the management of horses with complicated (pleuro)pneumonia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAustralian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week 2017 - QT Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 06 Jul 201708 Jul 2017 (Conference website) (Conference program)


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week 2017
CityGold Coast
OtherScience Week is a highly successful three-day scientific meeting held at the same venue as the College oral/practical examinations and is a fantastic opportunity to attend cutting edge presentations covering a wide range of disciplines, and enjoy the collegial atmosphere engendered by College activities.
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