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Case #6 Placentitis in a horse Steve Rushton, DVM, Diplomate ACVP Jennifer Haugland, DVM Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Raleigh, North Carolina.

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1 Case #6 Placentitis in a horse Steve Rushton, DVM, Diplomate ACVP Jennifer Haugland, DVM Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Raleigh, North Carolina Presented at SEVPAC 2008 – Permission granted for use on SEVPAC website only

2 History and Gross Exam Aborted day old fetus Aborted day old fetus Multifocal, raised, thickened chorion Multifocal, raised, thickened chorion Multifocal nodular masses on allantois Multifocal nodular masses on allantois Thickened amnion Thickened amnion Skin thickened with thin, grey exudate Skin thickened with thin, grey exudate Presented at SEVPAC 2008 – Permission granted for use on SEVPAC website only

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20 Bacteriology/Mycology Bipolaris sp fungus cultured from stomach contents and placenta Bipolaris sp fungus cultured from stomach contents and placenta No significant bacteria cultured No significant bacteria cultured Presented at SEVPAC 2008 – Permission granted for use on SEVPAC website only

21 Bipolaris sp. Opportunistic soil dwelling fungus Opportunistic soil dwelling fungus Dematiaceous fungus that often is non- pigmented in hyphal form Dematiaceous fungus that often is non- pigmented in hyphal form Presented at SEVPAC 2008 – Permission granted for use on SEVPAC website only

22 Bipolaris sp. Associated with bovine abortion and granulomatous rhinitis/sinusitis Associated with bovine abortion and granulomatous rhinitis/sinusitis Keratoconjunctivitis, sinusitis, and meningitis in humans Keratoconjunctivitis, sinusitis, and meningitis in humans Not reported in equine abortions Not reported in equine abortions Presented at SEVPAC 2008 – Permission granted for use on SEVPAC website only

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