Pigeon Fever & Dryland Distemper

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Pigeon Fever as a Lameness Cause (AAEP 2010)

The soil-borne bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis can infect horses and cause a condition commonly known as pigeon fever, in which the infected horses often have pectoral swelling, resembling a pigeon’s breast. Other clinical signs include

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Pigeon Fever

Pigeon fever is the common term for an infection caused by the bacterial organism Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (also referred to as Dryland Distemper). C. pseudotuberculosis bacteria tend to localize and form abscesses in the

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Widespread Pigeon Fever Reported in Oregon

Veterinarians in Oregon are reporting a surge in cases of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), a bacterial disease that can linger in a horse for months. Jessica Evans, DVM, of Bend Equine

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Pigeon Fever: Abscesses Within and Without

The first thought that might run through your mind as you approach your horse in the pasture and see his swollen chest or belly is that he has been kicked. As you await your vet, you think back over the past few days, and realize that perhaps he

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