Equine rhinosporidiosis

Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Equine Rhinosporidiosis

Equine rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infection caused by the Rhinosporidium seeberi organism which is of parasitic nature. It is characterized by single or multiple, painless, slow-growing, and noninfiltrating masses which are most commonly found within the nasal mucosa and occasionally the ocular mucosa.

Rhinosporidosis is endemic in India and Sri Lanka but has been reported to have previously occurred in the United Kingdom, South America, United States and South Africa.

Symptoms

Single or multiple polyp-like growths that may be soft, pink, crumbly, and lobular with roughened surfaces
Nasal discharge
70%
Sneezing
70%

Diagnosis

  • Clinical signs

Treatment


TreatmentDetails
Surgical excision of lesions is the treatment of choice
Amphotericin B and itraconazole

Scientific Research References

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