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Infectious Pneumonia and Pleuropneumonia in Horses
Infectious pneumonia in foals and adult horses is usually a complication of stress or another primary disease process. Viral upper respiratory disease, strangles, colitis, and aspiration due to esophageal obstruction are common predisposing factors. Transporting horses over several hundred miles is associated with increased incidences of infectious pneumonia. This article consists of clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of pneumonia, pleuropneumonia, pleuritis in horses.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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