Recurrent Actinobacillus peritonitis in an otherwise healthy thoroughbred horse.

@article{Watts2011RecurrentAP,
  title={Recurrent Actinobacillus peritonitis in an otherwise healthy thoroughbred horse.},
  author={A E Watts and Amy M. Johnson and Maria Julia B Felippe and Thomas J Divers},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={143-6}
}
A Thoroughbred gelding in North America was evaluated for Actinobacillus peritonitis on three different occasions over a 4-year period. At each presentation, peritoneal fluid had an elevated nucleated cell count (220,000-550,000 cells/µL) characterised by non-degenerate neutrophils, no visible bacteria, an elevated total protein (4.6-5.5 g/dL) and bacterial culture yielding Actinobacillus spp. Actinobacillus peritonitis appears to be a regional disease occurring in Australia and less commonly… CONTINUE READING