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1 January 2003 Patent Urachus with Subsequent Joint Infection in a Free-Living Grevy's Zebra Foal
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A free-living, female Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) foal was found lethargic, lame, with swollen joints, pyrexia, and urine dripping from the umbilicus. It died 2 days later despite intensive care. Gross examination revealed patent urachus and suppurative arthritis. Swabs were taken from the joints, the patent urachus, and urine for bacteriology. The dominant isolate was Escherichia coli. The joint infection was probably secondary to septicemia, resulting from the patent urachus. To our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal patent urachus in a wild equid.

Ndung'u, Ndegwa, and deMaar: Patent Urachus with Subsequent Joint Infection in a Free-Living Grevy's Zebra Foal
Francis K. Ndung'u, Margaret W. Ndegwa, and Thomas W. J. deMaar "Patent Urachus with Subsequent Joint Infection in a Free-Living Grevy's Zebra Foal," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(1), 244-245, (1 January 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.1.244
Received: 25 October 2001; Published: 1 January 2003
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