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Volume 22 (12):1125-1136, 2018.
Gross morphology and types of pneumonia found at necropsy in 70 horses over 10 years of practice.
Moaddab H¹, Siavosh Haghighi ZM²*, Tavanaeimanesh H³
¹Department of clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Razi University, Kermanshah, 2Department of Basic Sciences and Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Razi University, Kermanshah, 3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran
Moaddab H, Siavosh Haghighi ZM, Tavanaeimanesh H., Gross morphology and types of pneumonia found at necropsy in 70 horses over 10 years of practice, 22 (12):1125-1136, 2018. We recorded gross necropsy findings in 70 horses between 2007-2017 exhibiting respiratory distress, labored breathing, cough, nasal discharge, or euthanized due to overwhelming respiratory failure. Those showing primary gross lesions in the lower respiratory system were diagnosed with pneumonia. Of these, ~57% appeared bronchial, 30% interstitial, 10% embolic and ~3% granulomatous. Exudate textures appeared ~51% purulent, 10% fibrino purulent and ~6% fibrinous. However, 33% horses had no exudate. We found hemorrhagic pneumonias in 50% horses, edema in 37%, abscesses in ~44%, emphysema in 33%, bronchiectasis in 16% and pleuritic in 17%. Lungs appeared sequestered in 4.28% and ~17% with adhesions and fibrosis (10%). The findings (%) are depicted in graphs.
Keywords: Equine, lung lesions, pneumonia, morphology.