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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2006 Aug;22(2):419-36, ix.

Infections in the equine abdomen and pelvis: perirectal abscesses, umbilical infections, and peritonitis.

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  • 1College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA. yvonne_elce@ncsu.edu

Abstract

This article addresses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of several different infections within the equine abdomen and pelvic region. The latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of perirectal abscesses, umbilical infections, and local and diffuse peritonitis are discussed. Emphasis is placed on recent advances in diagnostics and therapeutics with reference to human literature that may be useful in equine practice.

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