Pigeon Fever is a disease that causes abscesses in horses, sheep and cattle.
Pigeon Fever is sometimes confused for Strangles, another infection that causes
Horses often develop a severe lameness, fever, lethargy and anorexia.
Aggressive medical therapy (antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory) is necessary or
But when your veterinarian examines the horse, the diagnosis is not trauma;
instead, it's an infection deep in the tissues, commonly called pigeon fever –
Also referred to as dryland distemper or Colorado strangles, pigeon fever earned
its name from the characteristic swelling of a horse's chest from abscesses in ...
Jun 20, 2014 ... As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and
misinformation--about it. As equine diseases spread ...
A publication of the Center for Equine Health • School of Veterinary Medicine •
University of California, Davis. Pigeon Fever. Varying Forms of Infection in
The second reason stems from the behavior of the disease. Pigeon Fever tends
to cause abscesses in the chest area of the horse. As the abscess develops the ...
Jul 9, 2012 ... Texas horses There has been a surge in reported cases of Pigeon Fever in
Texas during the past year. With summer and fly season in full ...
Spier, a medicine faculty researching pigeon fever at the University of California,
Davis, ... between cattle and horses is theoretically possible but not confirmed.
Eddy replied that, although she couldn't diagnose the problem without examining
the horse, she thought the swelling looked like pigeon fever---an infection that ...