Develop your knowledge and understanding of metritis-laminitis-septicemia complex in horses. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Laminitis and laminitic syndromes course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of metritis-laminitis-septicemia complex in horses, including:
Cause – sequelae to retained placenta or any gross contamination of the uterus during foaling. Severe bacterial infection in the myometrium – systemic bacterial +/- toxin absorption, septicaemia and systemic inflammatory response syndrome – sepsis-associated laminitis.
Signs – increase vulval discharge, severe systemic illness and endotoxemia, laminitis, occasionally death.
Diagnosis – history, clinical examination, vaginal examination, clinical pathology, foot radiographs.
Treatment – includes therapy for retained placenta, uterine lavage, systemic antibiotics, NSAIDs, IV fluid therapy and acute laminitis treatment.
Prognosis – guarded.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.