Update on interstitial pneumonia

Pamela A. Wilkins, Kara M. Lascola

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Interstitial pneumonias encompass a wide variety of acute and chronic respiratory diseases and include the specific diseases equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis and acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress. These diseases have been diagnosed in all age groups of horses, and numerous agents have been identified as potential causes of interstitial pneumonia. Despite the varied causes, interstitial pneumonia is uniformly recognized by the severity of respiratory disease and often poor clinical outcome. This article reviews the causal agents that have been associated with the development of interstitial pneumonia in horses. Pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-157
Number of pages21
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Equine
  • Inflammation
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Respiratory
  • Toxin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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