Oregon Vets Reporting Increase in Pigeon Fever Cases

Clinical signs of a contagious animal disease called pigeon fever (also known as dryland distemper) have been found in dozens of horses in Eastern Oregon this fall, according to area veterinarians.

Despite the name, the disease is not spread by the bird. Rather, the bacterial infection can cause abscesses that lead a horse's

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