Disseminated Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus Infection in a Foal and Associated Mastitis in a Mare


Kocabiyik A. L. , BÜYÜKCANGAZ E. , AKKOÇ A. , ÖZAKIN C. , CANGÜL İ. T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.32, no.6, pp.487-490, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-490

Abstract

A systemic infection with Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus is described in a 22-day-old female foal for the first time in Turkey. Clinically the foal was in poor condition and had severe pneumonia. Painful swellings of the carpal and tarsal joints were evident. Examination of the dam revealed clinical mastitis. Postmortem histopathological and microbiological examinations of samples from the foal revealed a disseminated infection with S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus. The causative agent was also recovered in pure culture from a milk sample of the mare.