Intra-articular Infection by Scedosporium prolificans in a Horse

Sara D. Lawhon, Deanna A. Sutton, Natalie D. Halbert, Jeffrey P. Watkins

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Two months following the surgical repair of an acute, open, comminuted, and articular fracture of the left olecranon, a 15-year-old American Saddlebred gelding presented with nonweight-bearing lameness. A fungus cultured from the cubital joint was identified as Scedosporium prolificans by sequencing of the D2 large subunit ribosomal DNA region and subsequently confirmed by phenotypic methods. Therapy with systemic fluconazole, terbinafine and intra-articular voriconazole was attempted, but was unsuccessful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-699
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • D1-D2 ribsomal subunit
  • Equine
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Scedosporium
  • Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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