Dental extractions in horses may result in bacteremia, which can lead to systemic complications. Bacterial meningitis following oral cheek tooth extractions in a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding is described in this report. The bacterial meningitis was confirmed by histopathology. The gelding was presented for evaluation of intermittent fever, loose feces, and mild colic signs which started 5 days after cheek tooth extraction. This case illustrates a rare complication associated with oral tooth extraction in a horse and highlights the unusual presenting features of meningitis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Bacterial meningitis after dental extraction in a 17-year-old horse|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Canadian Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Apr 2021|
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