12-18-2008, 09:59 PM
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For instance, when my horse had pneumonia they put a tube in his chest and drained some kind of fluid (not sure exactly what it is) that had accumulated around his lungs.
This is from an article on pneumonia in humans, but also sums up what I was referring to in horses
"Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung. Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma/alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid."