Treatment of suppurative facial cellulitis and panniculitis caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in two horses

Ellis G. Farstvedt, Dean A. Hendrickson, Charles E. Dickenson, Sharon Spier

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Abstract

Two horses were examined for large head wounds suspected to be the result of trauma and characterized by extensive necrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, with abundant purulent exudate. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis was isolated from the facial wounds in both horses. Histopathologic examination revealed severe suppurative cellulitis and panniculitis with fistulous tracts and granulation tissue in 1 horse. Both horses were treated with local wound care, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and administration of antimicrobials. The concept of moist wound care was used in the second horse, with products that have recently become available for veterinary wound management. Outcome in both horses was good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1142+1112
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume224
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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  • veterinary(all)

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