Equine Health Update EHU Vol 20 Issue 03 - Page 42

EQUINE | CPD Article CPD Equine Pleuropneumonia AC/1395/15 1. Which horses are most at risk of developing pleuropneumonia? 4. An initial presumptive diagnosis of pleuropneumonia can be made using: a. Horses travelling long distances without rest stops and a continued elevated head position. b. Horses travelling before strenuous exercise. c. Horses that have had fluids administered via nasogastric tube prior to travel. d. Horses recovering from general anaesthetic. e. Horses with URT infections. a. history and clinical signs. b. TTA sample. c. thoracic ultrasound. d. thoracocentesis. e. chest auscultation. 2. Which bacteria is the most commonly isolated organism in pleuropneumonia infections? a. Pasteurella b. Bacteroides c. Klebsiella d. Streptococcus zooepidemicus e. Pseudomonas 3. Which clinical sign may mislead the vet thereby resulting in the failure to diagnose pleuropneumonia? a. A stiff stilted gait. b. A nasal discharge. c. Pyrexia. d. Coughing. e. Anorexia. 5. In order to correctly and safely perform thoracocentesis on a patient, the following is recommended: a. at the costochondral junction between 7th and 8th ribs, US guidance, left side only. b. at the costochondral junction between 7th and 8th ribs, US guidance, right side only. c. at the costochondral junction between 7th and 8th ribs, US guidance, left and right side. d. at the costochondral junction between 7th and 8th ribs, both sides. e. at any costochondral junction between ribs, US guidance, both sides. 6. Which of the following antimicrobials are indicated for the initial treatment, pending culture and sensitivity results: a. Metronidazole, penicillin and gentamicin b. Penicillin and gentamicin c. Trimethoprim sulfonamide 42 • Equine Health Update •