Sokoine University of Agriculture

Caudal mediastinal abscessation in an adult East African black headed Ewe -A case report

Show simple item record Makungu, M. Malago, J. 2018-10-10T05:26:45Z 2018-10-10T05:26:45Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 0856 - 1451
dc.description Proceeding of the 35 scientific conference of Tanzania veterinary Association, Vol. 35: 147-152 en_US
dc.description.abstract A 4-year-old East African black headed ewe was presented to Sokoine University of Agriculture Animal Hospital with a history of loss of body condition and respiratory distress. Clinical examination revealed poor body condition, severe leukopenia with neutrophilia and lymphopenia. Radiographic examination of the thorax revealed an elongated caudal mediastinal mass with soft tissue opacity dorsal to caudal vena cava and caudal to the carina. The ewe was humanely euthanised due to deteriorated body condition. At post-mortem examination the mass contained caseous creamy material with early laminated appearance surrounded by a whitish fibrous capsule suggestive of chronic abscessation of caudal mediastinal lymph node. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis was isolated on bacterial culture of pus sample. A diagnosis of an abscessed caudal mediastinal lymph node as a result of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection was made. Thoracic radiography should be considered in sheep with chronic progressive emaciation and respiratory distress. Further, in sheep with caudal mediastinal mass, caseous lymphadenitis should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sheep en_US
dc.subject Thorax en_US
dc.subject Radiography en_US
dc.subject Mediastinum en_US
dc.subject Caseous en_US
dc.subject Lymphadenitis en_US
dc.subject Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis en_US
dc.title Caudal mediastinal abscessation in an adult East African black headed Ewe -A case report en_US
dc.type Conferencce Proceedings en_US
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