Equine Placentitis: Common Causes and Newly Emerging Pathogens

During the past six years (Jan. 2, 2002 - Jan. 31, 2008), 1,429 cases of equine placentitis have been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC). Of these, 1,189 cases had an infectious agent identified. Various bacteria were isolated from 1,125 cases (see chart), and 64 had fungus cultured.

Since the 1998 and 1999 foaling seasons, in which 94 and 144

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