Potomac Horse Fever: A Review

By Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT, director, McGee Medical Center, and reprinted with permission from the Kentucky Equine Education Project newsletter

Potomac horse fever (PHF) is a bacterial disease that can affect horses of any age. PHF made headlines in the 1980s, when an outbreak of diarrhea in the Potomac River area of Maryland drew attention to the disease. The

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