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Vertebral body osteomyelitis in the horse

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 188(6): 632-634

Vertebral body osteomyelitis in the horse

The condition was diagnosed in 3 foals and 2 adult horses with depression, fever, hindlimb and tail paresis, constipation, and thoracic or lumbar pain accompanied by hyperfibrinogenaemia (4 horses), leukocytosis (3 horses), neutrophilia (4 horses), and mild anaemia (5 horses). Analysis of CSF revealed normal fluid in 2 horses, increased protein and WBC count in one horse, and an increased protein value in one horse.

Accession: 001507287

PMID: 3957777

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