Azithromycin Protects Foals Against R. equi in New Study

Texas A&M researchers have discovered they can reduce the incidence of foal pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi by giving the antimicrobial drug azithromycin during foals' first two weeks of life.

Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is a pathogenic (disease-causing) bacterium that causes pneumonia in foals. It is a common soil-dwelling bug that results in important economic

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