A 10-year-old Arabian mare was referred after being trapped in a river following a tornado. The results of the clinical examination, hematology, blood gas analysis, and radiography, which confirmed near-drowning, are described. The development of aspiration pneumonia was identified by fever, hyperfibrinogenemia, hematology, positive transtracheal aspiration, and radiography. The therapy of near-drowning and aspiration pneumonia is discussed.
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