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A survey of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000)


Szeredi, L; Tenk, M; Jánosi, S; Pálfi, V; Hotzel, H; Sachse, K; Pospischil, A; Bozsó, M; Glávits, R; Molnár, T (2008). A survey of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000). Acta veterinaria Hungarica, 56(3):353-367.

Abstract

Cases of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses were investigated in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000). Samples from aborted equine fetuses and newborn foals (total n = 96) were examined using bacteriological, virological, pathological, immunohistochemical (IHC), molecular biological and serological methods. The cause of abortion and perinatal foal loss was identified in 67/96 cases (70%); viral infection was found in 22 (23%), viral and bacterial coinfection in 1 (1%), bacterial infection in 23 (24%), protozoan infection in 1 (1%) and fungal infection in 2 cases (2%). Morphological lesions suggestive of infection were recorded in 2 (2%) and non-infectious causes in 16 cases (17%).

Cases of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses were investigated in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000). Samples from aborted equine fetuses and newborn foals (total n = 96) were examined using bacteriological, virological, pathological, immunohistochemical (IHC), molecular biological and serological methods. The cause of abortion and perinatal foal loss was identified in 67/96 cases (70%); viral infection was found in 22 (23%), viral and bacterial coinfection in 1 (1%), bacterial infection in 23 (24%), protozoan infection in 1 (1%) and fungal infection in 2 cases (2%). Morphological lesions suggestive of infection were recorded in 2 (2%) and non-infectious causes in 16 cases (17%).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:September 2008
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 14:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:34
Publisher:Akademiai Kiado
ISSN:0236-6290
Publisher DOI:10.1556/AVet.56.2008.3.9 0236-6290/$
PubMed ID:18828487
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-5748

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