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Published April 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

Horse with Pigeon Fever


This Nov. 8, 2011 photograph provided by the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine shows a horse with “pigeon fever,” a bacterial infection named for the “pigeon-breasted” appearance given by large abscesses on the chest, at LSU Veterinary Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. Experts say last year’s drought has expanded the reach of the bacterial ailment. It has long been common in California, and has been reported in the past decade at least in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Kentucky and Oklahoma. It’s usually not fatal but can be an expensive annoyance. (AP Photo/ Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Rebecca McConnico)
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