Peritonitis in a llama caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus.

TitlePeritonitis in a llama caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHewson J, Cebra CK
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume42
Issue6
Pagination465-7
Date Published2001 Jun
ISSN0008-5286
KeywordsAnimals, Camelids, New World, Fatal Outcome, Horse Diseases, Horses, Male, Peritonitis, Streptococcal Infections, Streptococcus equi
Abstract

A 7-month-old, male llama was diagnosed with peritonitis caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Clinical findings, medical treatment, and case outcome are described. Hematogenous dissemination from suspected pneumonia is proposed as the route of infection in this case. Possible transmission of the organism through contact with horses is discussed.

Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.