A survey of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000)

Szeredi, L.; Tenk, M.; Janosi, S.; Palfi, V.; Hotzel, Helmut GND; Sachse, Konrad GND; Pospischil, A.; Bozso, M.; Glavits, R.; Molnar, T.

Cases of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses were investigated in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000). Samples from aborted equine fetuses and newborn foals (total n = 96) were examined using bacteriological, virological, pathological, immunohistochemical (IHC), molecular biological and serological methods. The cause of abortion and perinatal foal loss was identified in 67/96 cases (70%); viral infection was found in 22 (23%), viral and bacterial co-infection infection in 1 (1%), bacterial infection in 23 (24%), protozoan infection in 1 (1%) and fungal infection in 2 cases (2%). Morphological lesions suggestive of infection were recorded in 2 (2%) and non-infectious causes in 16 cases (17%)

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Szeredi, L. / Tenk, M. / Janosi, S. / et al: A survey of equine abortion and perinatal foal losses in Hungary during a three-year period (1998-2000). 2008.

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