Haematogenous synovial sepsis of the digital flexor tendon sheath following contralateral limb foot abscessation in a horse

Byrne, C. A. , Tannahill, V. J. and Voute, L. C. (2022) Haematogenous synovial sepsis of the digital flexor tendon sheath following contralateral limb foot abscessation in a horse. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 10(1), e252. (doi: 10.1002/vrc2.252)

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Abstract

A 5-year-old Shire mare was presented for investigation of severe right hindlimb lameness and was diagnosed with extensive right hind subsolar and submural foot abscessation. The mare developed severe contralateral limb lameness 11 days following right hind abscess debridement, with investigation revealing synovial sepsis of the left hind digital flexor tendon sheath. Synovial sepsis persisted despite aggressive surgical and medical treatment, resulting in euthanasia. Microbial culture of synovial fluid isolated Bacteroides sp., consistent with haematogenous synovial sepsis. This is the first report to describe haematogenous synovial sepsis as a cause of contralateral limb lameness during the management of foot abscessation in the horse.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Byrne, Mr Christian and Tannahill, Miss Victoria and Voute, Dr Lance
Authors: Byrne, C. A., Tannahill, V. J., and Voute, L. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:2052-6121
ISSN (Online):2052-6121
Published Online:17 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 British Veterinary Association
First Published:First published in Veterinary Record Case Reports 10(1): e252
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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