Case Report

Mycotic rhinitis in a Mutton Merino ewe

Rhoda Leask, Johan Steyl
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 88 | a1429 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v88i0.1429 | © 2017 Rhoda Leask, Johan Steyl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 24 January 2017

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Rhoda Leask, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Production Animal Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Johan Steyl, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Although nasal masses are uncommon in sheep and may have several causes, including neoplasia and bacterial, fungal and viral infections, these lesions may lead to economic losses resulting from weight loss and even death. It is therefore important to differentiate between various categories of upper respiratory tract obstructions and lower respiratory tract infections. The correct aetiological diagnosis of obstructive masses is essential for appropriate treatment and management to be given or action to be taken. The presentation, clinical signs, treatment and pathology of a case of suspected mycotic rhinitis in a 6-year-old Mutton Merino ewe, are described.

Keywords

ovine; sheep; nasal mass; zygomycosis

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