Traumatic pericarditis in cattle
This disease develops when sharp foreign materials such as
needles and wire perforate the second stomach, penetrate the diaphragm,
and reached the pericardium. Initially, serum exduates and is mixed with
fibrin clots. Subsequently, the lesion becomes purulent, and the pericardium
is thickened during a long course, becoming adherent to the heart or diaphragm.
Continuous perforation by the foreign material causes fistulation in its
passage, and perforation also occurs in the heart. In addition, purulent lesions
form in the pulmonary pleura and sometimes in the liver and spleen.
Foreign material in the pericardial cavity, Wire
A wire in the second stomach in a cattle entered the pericardial cavity
and pierced the right ventricular wall.
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Address inquiries to the following.
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture,
Iwate University., Morioka, 020-8550, Japan