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Streptococcal Serofibrinous Polyserositis in New Zealand White Rabbits


Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Lakkidi, Wayanad - 673576, Kerala.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2020: 97 (11) - pages 41 to 42
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: October, 2021)


Streptococcal organisms cause localised or systemic infection in animals and man. Polyserositis is the inflammation of parietal and visceral layer of the serous membrane covering the internal organs. The fibrinous inflammation in these membranes are often caused by hematogenous spread of bacterial organism in septicemic condition. Such inflammation can be with or without obvious involvement of lungs or heart (Lopez, 2012). Here is a report of a rare case of acute non-suppurative sero fibrinous inflammation without much severe pathological changes in pulmonary or cardiac tissue associated with streptococcal infection in New Zealand White rabbits.

Key Words: polyserositis, New Zeland white

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