First Case Report of Aspergillary Rhinopharyngitis in a Foal From Chile

Pamela Thomson, Javiera Toro, Felipe Lara, Diego Hernández, Karina Aros, Nicomedes Valenzuela-Lopez

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We present the first case of rhinopharyngitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in a purebred Chilean horse. Clinically, manifested mucopurulent discharge from both nostrils, inflammation of the nasal, ocular, and ear mucosa; associated with decay and hyporexia. Based on the clinical signs and analysis of the mycological and molecular transtracheal aspirate sample, the present case was diagnosed as Aspergillus fumigatus rhinopharyngitis. After the antifungal susceptibility test, oral itraconazole treatment was maintained for 45 days, showing no clinical sign.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103831
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Foal
  • Rhinopharyngitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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