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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)

item Rodriguez-Tovar, Luis - UNIV. MED., MONTERREY, MX
item Romero, Rafael - UNIV. MED., MONTERREY, MX
item Garza, Alicia - UNIV. MED., MONTERREY, MX
item Ramirez, Ramiro - UNIV. MED., MONTERREY, MX

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 20, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

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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