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Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 32  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 487 - 490

Disseminated Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus Infection in a Foal and Associated Mastitis in a Mare

A. Levent KOCABIYIK, Esra BUYUKCANGAZ, Ahmet AKKOC, Cuneyt OZAKIN and I. Taci CANGUL    

Abstract: A systemic infection with Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus is described in a 22-day-old female foal for the first time in Turkey. Clinically the foal was in poor condition and had severe pneumonia. Painful swellings of the carpal and tarsal joints were evident. Examination of the dam revealed clinical mastitis. Postmortem histopathological and microbiological examinations of samples from the foal revealed a disseminated infection with S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus. The causative agent was also recovered in pure culture from a milk sample of the mare.

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