Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in 48 foals: response to antimicrobial therapy.

@article{Sweeney1987RhodococcusEP,
  title={Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in 48 foals: response to antimicrobial therapy.},
  author={Corinne R. Sweeney and Raymond W. Sweeney and Thomas J Divers},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={329-36}
}
Case records of 48 foals with pneumonia due to Rhodococcus equi were reviewed. Twenty of the 48 foals survived and 28 died or were euthanized. There was no significant difference between the survivors and non-survivors in the age of onset of illness, duration of illness prior to admission, the mean white blood cell (WBC) count, or the mean plasma fibrinogen content. All foals had R. equi isolated from a tracheobronchial aspirate or lung specimens obtained at necropsy. All organisms were… CONTINUE READING