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latrogenic lipoid pneumonia in an adult horse.
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PMID:  21851746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 20-year-old gelding presented with a history of acute respiratory distress which began immediately after administration of a mineral oil and water mix, via nasogastric intubation, for treatment of suspected gastrointestinal dysfunction. An initial presumptive diagnosis of acute lipoid pneumonia was made; this was further supported by evidence of arterial hypoxaemia and oxygen desaturation on arterial blood gas analysis, ultrasonographic signs of bilateral ventral lung consolidation and a mixed bronchoalveolar-interstitial lung pattern seen on thoracic radiographs. Despite intensive supportive therapy the horse's condition continued to deteriorate and the decision was made for humane euthanasia. Gross necropsy findings supported the clinical diagnosis of lipoid pneumonia.
Lucy Metcalfe; Carolyn Cummins; Eva Maischberger; Lisa Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish veterinary journal     Volume:  63     ISSN:  2046-0481     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Vet J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100762     Medline TA:  Ir Vet J     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Section of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University Veterinary Hospital, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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