4-month-old Hampshire Down Ram

4 day history of cough and fever (103.5 F); 2 day history of lethargy and anorexia

  • Asymmetric (right) pleural space disease – pleural fluid is inflammatory and locular as it is compartmentalized, and pleural thickening
  • Diffuse mixed pulmonary pattern, heavier right side and alveolar infiltrate ventral in distribution
  • R/O Bacterial bronchopneumonia and pleuritis, pleural-pneumonia
  • Pyothorax due to penetrating wound or migratory fb (plant) less likely
  • Necropsy – fibrinosupperative pleuropneumonia with right fibrosing pleural granulation tissue- mycoplasma