Pneumonia (Rhodococcus)

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More

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Young Horse Management

May 09, 2014

Use this cheat sheet to make sure your young horse--neonate to yearling--is getting the care she needs.... Read More

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Age-Related Susceptibility to Rhodococcus equi

April 30, 2014

Dr. Marcarena Sanz of the University of Kentucky shares information about this serious foal disease.... Read More

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Infographic: Rhodococcus equi

March 14, 2014

R. equi is a serious disease that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn how to protect your herd.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

February 17, 2014

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life.... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

August 21, 2013

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections.... Read More

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Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More

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Streptococcus zooepidemicus: Only an Opportunist?

July 14, 2013

S. zooepidemicus is frequently isolated in the respiratory tract of weanling and yearling horses. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi

February 01, 2013

Rhodococcus equi is well known for its ability to cause severe pneumonia and more in young foals.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More

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Treating Pleuropneumonia-Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy

July 21, 2012

Many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy, but some require surgery to prompt healing.... Read More

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Health Conditions in Older Foals

May 21, 2012

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances.... Read More

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Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More

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Seven Ponies Dead from R. equi Outbreak in Mayotte

February 20, 2012

Seven ponies have died at an equestrian center located on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. ... Read More

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Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 02, 2012

Topics covered included pleuropneumonia, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, and lower airway inflammation... Read More

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New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

September 15, 2011

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future.... Read More

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Signs of a Septic Foal

May 12, 2011

There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More