Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Ulcerative fungal keratitis in a Brown Swiss cow


Voelter-Ratson, K; Monod, M; Braun, Ueli; Spiess, Bernhard M (2013). Ulcerative fungal keratitis in a Brown Swiss cow. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 16(6):464-466.

Abstract

An 11-year-old Swiss Brown cow was referred to the Food Animal Department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland due to lateral recumbency of unknown origin. The animal had developed enophthalmos due to dehydration at the time of presentation. Two days after hospitalization, the cow showed blepharospasm and epiphora of the right eye and the Ophthalmology Service was consulted. Ophthalmic examination of the right eye revealed a fluorescein positive, paraxial, corneal superficial ulcer with focal edema and mild superficial neovascularization. Corneal, white, stromal infiltrates were seen at the edges of the ulcer bed. After initial treatment with topical antibiotics, an increase of corneal infiltrates was noted on re-examination 2 days later. Several punctate, fluorescein negative, stromal, white opacities were seen dorsal of the ulcer. Cytology showed fungal hyphae. Topical treatment with 2 % miconazole ointment, antibiotics and K-EDTA resolved the clinical symptoms within 6 days. Fungal culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identified the fungal organism as Eurotium amstelodami.

Abstract

An 11-year-old Swiss Brown cow was referred to the Food Animal Department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland due to lateral recumbency of unknown origin. The animal had developed enophthalmos due to dehydration at the time of presentation. Two days after hospitalization, the cow showed blepharospasm and epiphora of the right eye and the Ophthalmology Service was consulted. Ophthalmic examination of the right eye revealed a fluorescein positive, paraxial, corneal superficial ulcer with focal edema and mild superficial neovascularization. Corneal, white, stromal infiltrates were seen at the edges of the ulcer bed. After initial treatment with topical antibiotics, an increase of corneal infiltrates was noted on re-examination 2 days later. Several punctate, fluorescein negative, stromal, white opacities were seen dorsal of the ulcer. Cytology showed fungal hyphae. Topical treatment with 2 % miconazole ointment, antibiotics and K-EDTA resolved the clinical symptoms within 6 days. Fungal culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identified the fungal organism as Eurotium amstelodami.

Statistics

Citations

1 citation in Web of Science®
1 citation in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

65 downloads since deposited on 14 Mar 2013
12 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eurotium amstelodami; bovine; eye; fungal; keratomycosis
Language:English
Date:26 February 2013
Deposited On:14 Mar 2013 11:34
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 20:28
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1463-5216
Additional Information:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Voelter-Ratson, K., Monod, M., Braun, U. and Spiess, B. M. (2013), Ulcerative fungal keratitis in a Brown Swiss cow. Vet Ophthalmol, 16: 464–466, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/vop.12037. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/vop.12037
PubMed ID:23437914

Download

Download PDF  'Ulcerative fungal keratitis in a Brown Swiss cow'.
Preview
Content: Accepted Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF
Size: 211kB
View at publisher