Placentitis-Causing Bacterium Gets Name

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Each year throughout the United States, mares lose their pregnancies due to placentitis or an infection in the placenta. Placentitis causes lesions in the placenta, which provides nourishment from the mare to the fetus. When that nourishment is disrupted, the fetus might be compromised, or die.

Kentucky is about the only place where nocardioform placentitis is diagnosed as a cause of

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