Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative enteropathy in a foal

D. J. Feary, C. J. Gebhart, Nicola Pusterla

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Abstract

A weanling foal was diagnosed with proliferative enteropathy caused by Lawsonia intracellularis based on history, clinical findings of depression, anorexia, weight loss, colic, diarrhea, and ventral edema, and a combination of serology and fecal PCR. An epidemiological investigation on the premises revealed that many of the other foals and adult horses were seropositive for L. intracellularis, despite being clinically normal, and identified a dog as a potential carrier and source of infection for the foal. The foal was successfully treated with a combination of azithromycin and rifampin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalSchweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde
Volume149
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Lawsonia Bacteria
Lawsonia intracellularis
digestive system diseases
foals
Azithromycin
Colic
Anorexia
Serology
Rifampin
Horses
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Edema
History
Dogs
azithromycin
Polymerase Chain Reaction
rifampicin
colic
Infection

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Equine proliferative enteropathy
  • Foal
  • Lawsonia intracellularis

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  • veterinary(all)

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Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative enteropathy in a foal. / Feary, D. J.; Gebhart, C. J.; Pusterla, Nicola.

In: Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde, Vol. 149, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 129-133.

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Feary, D. J. ; Gebhart, C. J. ; Pusterla, Nicola. / Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative enteropathy in a foal. In: Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde. 2007 ; Vol. 149, No. 3. pp. 129-133.
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