Equine Case One-"Kit"
Kit is a 17 year old Thoroughbred mare.
The mare presented with a 2 week history of significant respiratory distress when
ridden at the trot. At the onset of the respiratory distress the mare was febrile
for one day but has been afebrile since. An examination by the referring
veterinarian had revealed a loud systolic murmur, crackles in the right ventral lung
field, a rapid heart rate of 60 beats/minute and frequent premature beats. The mare
improved slightly with trimethoprim-sulfa therapy but remained severely exercise
intolerant when ridden at the trot and her tachycardia and premature beats persisted.
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Student: Jeff Horst V'02
Date this page was last updated: July 29, 2002