Aspiration lung disorders in bovines : a case report and review

Show simple item record Shakespeare, A.S. 2013-04-10T07:17:31Z 2013-04-10T07:17:31Z 2012-11-01
dc.description.abstract Lung aspiration disorders in bovines are invariably diagnosed as infectious aspiration pneumonias. There is a distinct differentiation between aspiration pneumonia and aspiration pneumonitis in humans that can be applied to bovines. The nature and quantity of the aspirate can result in differing pathogeneses which can require differing therapeutic approaches. Whilst blood gases were important in detecting and prognosticating lung problems, changes in barometric pressure with altitude have to be considered when interpreting partial pressures of oxygen. Anatomical differences in the lungs of bovines can explain why this species is more prone to certain pneumonic problems. Pulmonary physiotherapy is important in treating lung disorders in humans and should be considered as an adjunct therapy in bovine respiratory conditions. A case work-up was used to highlight some of the points discussed in this article. en
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dc.description.sponsorship Sean Oats, postgraduate student, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, is acknowledged for his assistance in deriving the formula for adjusting barometric pressure with height above sea level. en
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dc.identifier.citation Shakespeare, AS 2012, ‘Aspiration lung disorders in bovines: A case report and review’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 83(1), Art. #921, 7 pages. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/jsava.v83i1.921 en
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dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v83i1.921
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dc.subject Lung aspiration disorders en
dc.subject Bovines en
dc.subject Pneumonic problems en
dc.subject Pulmonary physiotherapy en
dc.subject Blood gas measurement en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle -- Diseases en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle -- Infections en
dc.subject.lcsh Aspiration pneumonia en
dc.subject.lcsh Lungs -- Diseases en
dc.title Aspiration lung disorders in bovines : a case report and review en
dc.type Article en

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