Successful management of multiple extrapulmonary complications associated with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in a foal

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Rhodococcus equi is a common cause of pyogranulomatous pneumonia in foals aged 1-6 months which can result insevere morbidity and occasionally death. In addition, a number of extrapulmonary disease (EPD) manifestations canoccur in affected foals and may result from extrapulmonary R. equi infection or immune-mediated mechanisms. Theprevalence of EPDs among foals with R. equi pneumonia is high, however diagnosis is often difficult, subclinical diseaseis common and lesions may only be recognised post-mortem. The influence of EPDs on case outcome has not beenwell characterised, however the presence of at least one EPD has been associated with nonsurvival in foals with R. equipneumonia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event36th Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures - RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 201417 Jul 2014 (Proceedings of the Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures - Volume 36 (2014) (abstracts))


Conference36th Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures
Abbreviated titleThe Year of the Horse
CityGold Coast
OtherThe Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures are presented annually over 5 days by renowned international speakers each July. Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) aim to make these annual lectures the premier resource for the continuing education of equine interest veterinarians in the southern hemisphere. The complete archive of Bain Fallon Proceedings on SciQuest contains the full text of all articles published since the inaugural meeting in 1974 to date, in fully indexed and searchable format. Currently this comprises more than 650 high-quality articles covering a wide range of topics in equine medicine, surgery, nutrition and reproduction, making this an unparalleled resource for equine practitioners.
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