Pigeon Fever as a Lameness Cause (AAEP 2010)

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The soil-borne bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis can infect horses and cause a condition commonly known as pigeon fever, in which the infected horses often have pectoral swelling, resembling a pigeon's breast. Other clinical signs include fever, lethargy, and lameness. Cases are predominantly found in the western United States, however, the bug is steadily extending eastward, according

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