A review of equine paranasal sinusitis. Aetiopathogenesis, clinical signs and ancillary diagnostic techniques

J.M. O'Leary, P.M. Dixon

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Abstract

The equine paranasal sinuses are air filled cavities of uncertain function that are susceptible to inflammation, usually associated with bacterial infection. A common feature of most types of sinusitis is the accumulation of exudate within the affected sinus and subsequent ipsilateral nasal discharge. Equine sinusitis can have a variety of causes, including primary sinusitis following upper respiratory tract infections, and secondary sinusitis caused by dental infections, intrasinus benign and malignant growths and head trauma.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)148-159
Number of pages12
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • horse paranasal sinuses unilateral nasal discharge sinusitis

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