LADIS Case of the Month - May 2012

Submitted by: Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb, University of California, Davis.

History/PE: This 17 year old Appaloosa gelding presents with a 3 day history of fever, inappetance and tachycardia. The fever worsened to 105 this morning despite RDVM treatment with NSAIDs and antibiotics. Previously, the owner had noticed intermittent coughing and that he would occasionally stand with his neck outstretched. Physical exam reveals good body condition, mild bilateral nasal discharge, tachycardia (HR=92bpm) and tachypnea (RR=32).

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