Virulent Rhodococcus equi in Soil Not an Indicator of Pneumonia Problems

The amount and type of Rhodococcus equi in a farm's soil is not an indicator of an increased likelihood of having foal pneumonia cases caused by this bug, reported researchers from Texas A&M University. Additionally, farms with a greater density of mares and foals on the property are more likely to have cases of foal pneumonia attributable to Rhodococcus equi

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