Are Mares a Source of R. Equi For Their Foals?

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A study of one Lexington, Ky., Thoroughbred farm showed that on average, 30% of the farm's foals developed Rhodococcus equi pneumonia during the 2004 and 2005 foaling seasons. Researchers searching for a source of the disease questioned if R. equi in the mare's feces was a source of infection for her foal. Information from this study was presented at the 2006 AAEP Convention.

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