74 (1) 91-93

Title: 
Hemothorax due to vascular necrosis of the vena cava caudalis in an aborted foal infected with equine herpesvirus 1
Author(s): 
H. DE BOSSCHERE, S. ROELS, A. B. CAIJ, E. VANOPDENBOSCH
Abstract: 

An aborted foal was presented with the suspicion of equine herpes virus (EHV) infection. On gross pathology, there were no specific EHV lesions present. Histopathology revealed moderate necrotizing inflammatory reactions in several organs associated with (peri)vasculitis. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for EHV type 1 on several organs was positive, as well as the seroneutralization test on the mare’s serum. The foal had an extensive hemothorax with blood clots due to leakage of blood through a focal necrotic area of the vena caval wall. The relation between the EHV-1 infection and the hemothorax is discussed.

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