Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0690
CARMONA, Jorge U; LOPEZ, Catalina e GIRALDO, Carlos E. Pleural abscesses produced by Staphylococcus aureus and beta-haemolytic Streptococcus spp. as a sequel of pleuropneumonia in a horse: A case report. Rev Colom Cienc Pecua [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.4, pp. 590-596. ISSN 0120-0690.
Pleural abscesses are a frequent complication in horses with pleuropneumonia. Their treatment is not easy, and requires time and it is expensive. A 13 years old creole argentine gelding presented a severe pleuropneumonia subsequently complicated with pleural abscess. The use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (fenylbutazone), an aggressive antibiotherapy (ceftiofur, ampicillin, and gentamicin), echoguide drainage and lavage with yodopovidone to 0.05% of the abscesses permitted the successful recuperation of the patient of this case report.
Palavras-chave : bacterial chronic respiratory infection; equine respiratory disease; lower respiratory tract.