Ein Fall von akuter disseminierter Pneumomykose bei einer Kuh

Translated title of the contribution: A case of acute disseminated mycotic pneumonia in a cow

Nicola Pusterla, P. Ossent, U. Braun

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The case of a five year old Swiss Braunvieh cow suffering from an acute disseminated mycotic pneumonia caused by an Aspergillus fumigatus infection is presented. The animal had calved one month previously and was admitted to the clinic because of recurrent fever. Clinical findings included a reduced general condition, a rectal temperature of 40.6 °C, an increased respiratory rate, coughing and serous nasal discharge. On auscultation increased bronchovesicular sounds and moist rales could be heard. Radiographs of the thorax showed a diffuse interstitial nodular pattern throughout the lung. The cow had to be slaughtered inspite of intensive therapy. Necropsy showed multiple nodules measuring up to 4 mm in diameter covering the entire surface of the lungs. Histology revealed an acute disseminated necrotising bronchopneumonia containing numerous branched, septate fungal hyphac identified as Aspergillus fumigatus. A primary aerogenous infection caused by inhalation of spores originating from mouldy hay or soil was suspected.

Translated title of the contributionA case of acute disseminated mycotic pneumonia in a cow
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalSchweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Cow
  • Mycotic pneumonia
  • Thoracic radiographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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