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A case report of Salmonella septicemia in a foal
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  • alireza nazari,
  • Amirali Avarseji,
  • Amirhossein avarseji,
  • mohammad maghsoudlou
alireza nazari
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Amirali Avarseji
Tehran University

Corresponding Author:amirali.avarseji@ut.ac.ir

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Amirhossein avarseji
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mohammad maghsoudlou
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One of the most important management measures in foals is colostrum feeding in the first few hours after birth. The quality and quantity of colostrum play a pivotal role in the health of the foal. Low intake or intake of low-quality colostrum is one of the most significant factors leading to septicemia. Among the leading factors in producing low-quality colostrum are induced pregnancy and the early birth of the foal. A 14-day-old foal was referred with symptoms of lethargy, severe heartburn, lateral landing, dilatation of the ventricular space, and hypothermia. In the history obtained, the mother’s labour was induced by the veterinarian. One hour after referral, the foal died. Based on the laboratory and autopsy results, the cause of death was septicemia and peritonitis. Keyword(s): Colostrum - foal - septicemia - Salmonella.