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Giguère, S., Hernandez, J., Gaskin, J., Miller, C. and Bowman, J.L. (2003) Evaluation of White Blood Cell Concentration, Plasma Fibrinogen Concentration, and an Agar Gel Immunodiffusion Test for Early Identification of Foals with Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 222, 775-781.
http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/javma.2003.222.775

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Procalcitonin—A Useful Biomarker for Pneumonia Associated with Rhodococcus equi?

    AUTHORS: Ann Kristin Barton, Martin Rieger, Dana Teschner, Heidrun Gehlen

    KEYWORDS: Foal, Horse, Lung, Pneumonia, Procalcitonin, Rhodococcus equi

    JOURNAL NAME: Modern Research in Inflammation, Vol.5 No.2, May 11, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: Procalcitonin, a precursor protein of the hormone calcitonin, is a sensitive marker for sepsis in human medicine, which is used for diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia in adults and neonates to initiate antibiotic therapy. Objectives: In this study, procalcitonin was evaluated as a potential biomarker for Rhodococcus equi associated pneumonia. Methods: In four foals procalcitonin was measured at four time-points (day 0 before antibiotic therapy, day 1, 3 and 5/6 during therapy) in plasma using an equine specific ELISA. Inclusion criteria for the study were a positive sepsis score, ultrasonographic evidence of pulmonary abscesses in addition >8 cm, a positive microbiology out of tracheobronchial secretion and positive response to antibiotic treatment (azithromycin 10 mg/kg BDW 24q PO and rifampicin 10 mg/kg BDW 12q PO) within a weak including improvement of clinical status and reduction of ultrasonographic score Rhodococcus equi.