Ultrasound as an aid for diagnosis of ovarian abscesses in two mares

Sammy Ramirez, Steven A. Sedrish, Dale L. Paccamonti, Dennis D. French

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This report describes two mares presented for evaluation of anorexia, fever of unknown origin, and weight loss. Clinical examination, laboratory findings, and transrectal ultrasonographic images suggested ovarian abscessation. One mare was successfully treated medically. Because of financial considerations, the second mare was euthanatized and a postmortem examination was performed. At necropsy, there was an enlarged right ovary with an adhesion to the large colon. Microscopic findings were characteristic of an ovarian abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Abscess
  • Equine
  • Ovary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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