Leptospirosis: Study Begins in Wake of Increased Cases

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The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center said March 7 it has confirmed 40 cases of equine leptospirosis in the Central Kentucky region from July 2006 until now, and most of the observed cases have resulted in foal loss by pregnant mares.

During the same time last year, only two cases of equine leptospirosis were confirmed. Scientists at the LDDC, located in

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