Vertebral body osteomyelitis in the horse.

M. D. Markel, J. E. Madigan, C. A. Lichtensteiger, S. M. Large, W. J. Hornof

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Abstract

Over a 4-year period, vertebral body abscess was diagnosed in 5 young cattle. The laboratory findings in most of these cases did not suggest a diagnosis of vertebral body abscess. The most important basis for diagnosis of this condition was a thorough neurologic examination. In 4 cases, necropsy revealed abscesses in the lungs or thoracic cavity as well, suggesting that a history of pneumonia preceding paresis may favor the diagnosis of vertebral body abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-634
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume188
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1986

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    Markel, M. D., Madigan, J. E., Lichtensteiger, C. A., Large, S. M., & Hornof, W. J. (1986). Vertebral body osteomyelitis in the horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 188(6), 632-634.