Microbiologic and pathologic findings in an epidemic of equine pericarditis.

  title={Microbiologic and pathologic findings in an epidemic of equine pericarditis.},
  author={David C Bolin and James M. Donahue and Mary Lynne Vickers and Lenn R. Harrison and Steve E Sells and R. C. Giles and Chuen Bin Hong and Kockanda B Poonacha and John E Roberts and M M Santos Sebasti{\'a}n and Tom W Swerczek and Robert Tramontin and Neil M Williams},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  volume={17 1},
During the spring and summer of 2001 and in association with the mare reproductive loss syndrome, 22 terminal and 12 clinical cases of equine pericarditis were diagnosed in central Kentucky. Actinobacillus species were the principal isolates from 8 of 10 nontreated, terminally affected and 3 of 10 clinically affected horses. Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus zooepidemicus were cultured from the remaining 2 nontreated terminal cases. No viruses were isolated in tissue culture. Nucleic acid… CONTINUE READING