Widespread Pigeon Fever Reported in Oregon

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Veterinarians in Oregon are reporting a surge in cases of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), a bacterial disease that can linger in a horse for months. Jessica Evans, DVM, of Bend Equine Medical Center in Bend, Ore., said vets at the clinic have seen an average of three new cases every day since mid-August.

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