Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 20, 1997
Publication Date: N/A
Abortions are a principal cause of mortality of equines and represent a significant economic loss to the industry. This case involves an equine fetus of 3 to 4 months gestational age presented to the Department of Pathology at the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Monterrey, Mexico. The history indicated no clinical signs in the mare prior to abortion. Apprecible mucoid vaginal discharge was noted for 6 hours post-abortion. The fetus had generalized edema and congestion, and the allantochorion was markedly thickened and covered with catarrhal exudate. Microscopic lesions were characterized by severe omphalitis and mild myocarditis.