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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: ABORTION IN A MARE DUE TO MYCOTIC OMPHALITIS. A HISTOPAHTOLOGIC STUDY (XV CONGRESO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA, OCTOBER 20-24, 1997))

Author
item Rodriguez-tovar, Luis
item Kunkle, Robert
item Romero, Rafael
item Garza, Alicia
item Ramirez, Ramiro

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/20/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Citation:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: 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.

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