• acute
  • The clinical signs of inappetence, high fever, laboured breathing, cyanosis and death within 4-6 hours of the onset of clinical signs, often with blood-stained froth at the mouth suggest acute pleuropneumonia. (pigprogress.net)
  • horses
  • Pleuropneumonia--inflammation both within the lung and within the pleural cavity--is a relatively common disorder in horses that often results in thoracic abscesses, Chaffin explained. (bloodhorse.com)
  • In horses with recurrent pleural abscesses (resulting from pleuropneumonia) that are refractory to medical therapy, surgical intervention is needed to facilitate manual debridement and lavage of the abscess cavity,' Chaffin said. (bloodhorse.com)
  • While many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy alone, others will require a thoracotomy to provide complete healing. (bloodhorse.com)
  • Transportation of horses over long distances is a common event in the Northern Territory and is the most common factor that predisposes horses to pleuropneumonia, also known as 'travel sickness', or 'transport sickness. (nt.gov.au)
  • important
  • head restraint -the single most important factor predisposing to pleuropneumonia associated with transport, is head restraint in an elevated position. (nt.gov.au)