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Melioidosis with acute meningoencephalomyelitis in a horse

Ladds, P.W. and Thomas, A.D. and Pott, B. (1981) Melioidosis with acute meningoencephalomyelitis in a horse. Australian Veterinary Journal, 57 (1). pp. 36-38.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1981.tb07082...

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Abstract

A case of acute meningoencephalomyelitis caused by infection with Pseudomonas pseudomallei is described. Clinically there was inability to stand, opisthotonus, facial paralysis and nystagmus, rapidly progressing to violent struggling.

Gross examination revealed malacia and haemorrhage in the medulla oblongata and adjacent spinal cord. Microscopically there were disseminated focal neutrophilic accumulations in affected areas, perivascular cuffing with mononuclear cells and lymphocytes and marked oedema. Intracellular bacteria were identified in sections stained by the Giemsa method.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Melioidosis; Meningoencephalomyelitis; horse.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Horses
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary pathology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Deposited On:03 Mar 2004
Last Modified:14 Sep 2010 00:53

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