Intestinal Bacterial Infections in Horses
During cases of endotoxemia, horses must be treated immediately for it to have any success. There are several courses of treatment and supportive care, including intensive antibiotics, IV fluid therapy to help maintain hydration and support the cardiovascular system, and administration of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as flunixin meglumine (Banamine), which helps with the horse's pain, controls inflammation, and counteracts the endotoxin. Plasma transfusions are also sometimes used.
Living and Management
Endotoxemia is an extremely dangerous condition and even cases that receive aggressive treatment may not recover. Additionally, endotoxemia can cause other problems such as laminitis (inflammation of the hoof) that can be debilitating. Prognosis is extremely guarded for any case of endotoxemia.
The organ of mammals that comes while a female is pregnant; may also be referred to as afterbirth
The spot in the wall of the abdomen in which the umbilical cord connects with the fetus; may also be referred to as the navel.
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
A condition in which the uterus becomes inflamed
An inflammation of the lamina in horses; causes pain or congestion of the lining
The hard outside of the feet of certain animals, like horses, cattle, goats, and pigs
The outside covering of the foot of hooved animals
A type of toxin that is produced within a living thing and is released upon destruction of that living thing, usually along with its disintegration or decomposition
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