Diagnostic Exercise: Hemolysis and Sudden Death in Lambs

F. Giannitti, M. Macias Rioseco, J. P. García, J. Beingesser, Leslie Woods, Birgit Puschner, Francisco A Uzal

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Abstract

Within a 24-hour period, 7 out of 200 three- to four-week-old pastured Katahdin lambs died after showing clinical signs of hemoglobinuria, red-tinged feces, weakness, and recumbency. One of the lambs that was examined clinically before natural death also had abdominal pain, trembling, tachycardia, and severe anemia with a packed cell volume of 4%. Pathologic findings included icterus, hemoglobinuric nephrosis, dark red urine, pulmonary edema, hydrothorax, splenomegaly, and acute centrilobular to midzonal hepatocellular degeneration and necrosis with cholestasis. The differential diagnoses and diagnostic workup to achieve the diagnosis are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-627
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Pathology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Hemoglobinuria
Hydrothorax
Nephrosis
Cholestasis
Splenomegaly
hemolysis
Pulmonary Edema
Sudden Death
Hemolysis
Jaundice
Cell Size
Tachycardia
Feces
Abdominal Pain
Anemia
exercise
lambs
Differential Diagnosis
Necrosis
Urine

Keywords

  • alpha toxin
  • Clostridium perfringens type D
  • hemoglobinuria
  • icterus
  • yellow lamb disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Diagnostic Exercise : Hemolysis and Sudden Death in Lambs. / Giannitti, F.; Rioseco, M. Macias; García, J. P.; Beingesser, J.; Woods, Leslie; Puschner, Birgit; Uzal, Francisco A.

In: Veterinary Pathology, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2014, p. 624-627.

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Giannitti, F. ; Rioseco, M. Macias ; García, J. P. ; Beingesser, J. ; Woods, Leslie ; Puschner, Birgit ; Uzal, Francisco A. / Diagnostic Exercise : Hemolysis and Sudden Death in Lambs. In: Veterinary Pathology. 2014 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 624-627.
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