Rhodococcus Equine Pneumonia

Rhodococcus Equine Pneumonia - Survival Rate Prevalence and...

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Bacteria Most common cause of pneumonia Affects foals   infects the lungs o Mucus is coughed up, swallowed again o Bacteria goes into intestines ** Younger foals more susceptible Transmitted : Diagnosed : Oral-fecal - ultrasounds Inhalation - X-rays Normally aerosolized - isolate the organism on a       bacterial culture (best way) Symptoms : Fever Lethargic Diarrhea Increased respiratory rate Treatment = no vaccine is proven effective
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Unformatted text preview: Survival Rate : Prevalence and case-fatality are often high Death – 45-50% 14% of foals develop it Prevention + Control : Good management Avoid dirt floors Clean stalls RHODOCOCCUS EQUINE PNEUMONIA ** Foals should ideally be born in January therefore ground is frozen, bacteria will not survive...
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