Blastemykose in horse
This is a tumorous granuloma developing in the nasal cavity
or paranasal sinuses of horses due to a type of Blastomyces
that was first detected in Japan. Before death, this horse showed
bleeding from the nasal cavity and swelling in the occipital and
frontal regions and the upper jaw, suggesting empyema. Autopsy
revealed light yellow transparent soft fat-like tissue masses in
the left frontal sinus and the nasal cavity. Microscopy of this tissue
showed round Blastomyces varying in size.
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Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture,
Iwate University., Morioka, 020-8550, Japan