ACUTE EOSINOPHILIC INTERSTITIAL PULMONARY-DISEASE IN A PONY

Padraic Dixon, Bruce McGorum, K J Long, Roderick Else

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An outdoor pony which developed severe respiratory distress in February was shown to have acute interstitial pulmonary disease (alveolitis), which was characterised by a massive exudation of eosinophil rich fluid into the airways. While antibiotic treatment before referral was ineffective, the condition rapidly responded to corticosteroid therapy. No evidence of lungworm was present and it appears that this interstitial pulmonary disease had an immune-mediated aetiology. Bronchoalveolar lavage cytology was of great value in the diagnosis and monitoring of this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume130
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 1992

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