A case of verminous mastitis in a mare

Gratwick, Z and Frean, J and Plessis, D and Hewetson, M and Schwan, V (2020) A case of verminous mastitis in a mare. Equine Veterinary Education. ISSN 2042-3292

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Abstract

This report describes bilateral mammary gland infection with a previously unidentified Cephalobus species of nematode. Only one previous case of verminous mastitis due to a Cephalobus species has been reported, pre‐dating the widespread use of molecular diagnostics. This report describes the case presentation and management, as well as the morphological and molecular methods of nematode identification.

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