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Equine Cryptococcal Pneumonia (ECP) Overview

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Equine Cryptococcal Pneumonia (ECP) is charactorized by inflammation of the lungs, generally due to bacterial or viral infection but also to particulate matter or gases. It is characterized by a build-up of fluid in the alveoli, the clustered air sacs (at the ends of the air passages) where oxygen exchange takes place.
Equine Cryptococcal Pneumonia Symptoms: They include fever and uncommon breathing noises and related breathing problems.
Equine Cryptococcal Pneumonia Treatment: There a wide range of treatments available.