38-Title: Etiopathology of staphylococcal pneumonia in goat kids (Capra hircus): A case study

38-Title: Etiopathology of staphylococcal pneumonia in goat kids (Capra hircus): A case study

Authors: Poornima Gumasta, RC Ghosh, Deepak Prajapati, Shubhangi Argade, DK Jolhe, Savita Sahu, Neha Shukla, PM Sonkusale and Sandeep Shrivastava

Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):197-200.

How to cite this manuscript: Gumasta Poornima, Ghosh RC, Prajapati Deepak, Argade Shubhangi, Jolhe DK, Sahu Savita, Shukla Neha, Sonkusale PM and Shrivastava Sandeep (2021). Etiopathology of staphylococcal pneumonia in goat kids (Capra hircus): A case study. Ruminant Science 10(1):197-200.


Total of seventeen goat kids (Capra hircus) between five to fifteen days of age were presented for necropsy. Animals arrived under five consecutive days in the month of January after an episode of heavy rain. Grossly, pneumonia was reported as the most observed lesion in thirteen out of seventeen (76.5%) cases. Pulmonary haemorrhages and emphysema were reported as another significant finding in the lungs. Lesions in other organs were haemorrhages in kidneys and moderate congestion in the heart. Microscopically, interstitial pneumonia was recorded as the most observed finding. Deposition of muco-fibrinous exudate was noticed along with haemorrhages and deposition of hemosiderin pigment in the lung tissues.  Kidneys showed severe haemorrhages on the tubular area along with significant inflammatory changes. Staphylococcus spp. organisms were successfully isolated from the pneumonic lungs of kids. Unfavourable environment along with infection of isolated opportunistic pathogen might be the cause of the present death cascade.


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