Pneumonia (Rhodococcus)

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

March 17, 2011

Rhodococcus equi causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. ... Read More

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R. Equi: The Hunt for New Antibiotics Continues (AAEP 2010)

March 03, 2011

It isn't for lack of effort that the equine industry still doesn't have new options for treating Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in foals. "To date, alternatives to macrolides for effective treatment of R. equi pneumonia in foals have not been identified... Read More

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R. equi Immunity and the Foal (AAEP 2010)

March 01, 2011

Although about 30% of foals that develop Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia do not survive, the majority of foals can be treated successfully and proceed with a normal life. But why is it that only foals are affected by this respiratory disease? One of ... Read More

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Horses with Pneumonia Benefit from New Form of Ceftiofur (AAEP 2010)

February 21, 2011

A new sustained release formulation of the antibiotic ceftiofur, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in horses with pneumonia, makes treating affected foals easier."The bacterium Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus... Read More

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Epidemiology of R. Equi Foal Pneumonia (AAEP 2010)

February 18, 2011

One of the major foal diseases in the United States is Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia. Responsible for the deaths of up to 30% of infected foals, it is a serious problem at many large breeding farms. Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, presented... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Medicine Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 16, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine veterinary internal medicine for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., deemed the most important ... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 03, 2011

Appropriate biosecurity program protocols for respiratory diseases on the farm was the first issue addressed at the table topic on respiratory diseases presented at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Ba... Read More

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Vaccine for Rhodococcus equi to be Tested in Germany

February 02, 2011

A vaccine for Rhodococcus equi, the common bacteria that affects foals, often causing severe infections, pneumonia, and sometimes death, is in the final stages of development. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health (ISPAH) said on Jan. 27 that a ... Read More

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In-Depth: Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia in Foals (AAEP 2010)

January 31, 2011

Update on Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in foals presented at the 2010 AAEP convention.... Read More

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R. Equi Foal Pneumonia: Control and Prevention (AAEP 2010)

January 26, 2011

For years foal owners have struggled with controlling the bacterium Rhodococcus equi and the infections it causes--some farms manage cases annually, despite following strict farm management strategies to reduce risk of infection. Resulting pneumonia... Read More

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R. Equi Pneumonia Best Targeted with Antimicrobial Combo (AAEP 2010)

January 20, 2011

The bacterium Rhodococcus equi has been a known cause of life-threatening pneumonia in foals for many years. But the ideal treatment for R. equi infection remains debatable because of the lack of research comparing the efficacy of each possible treat... Read More

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What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

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Respiration (in Horses) Through the Ages

September 01, 2010

Experts advise: When it comes to respiratory illness in horses, save the gambling for Vegas. Be aware of the major respiratory diseases that horses are susceptible to (commonly, heaves, Rhodococcus equi, and equine herpesvirus) and use preventive ... Read More

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Treating Systemic Fungal Infections With Better Options

August 22, 2010

There are more options today for treating systemic fungal infections in foals and horses, but owners should be prepared for a long haul--treatment takes a long time, it's expensive, and the infection can reoccur.... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia Case Review

July 09, 2010

Foals, like other young animals, are especially susceptible to diseases. A review of necropsy cases over a one-year period at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center was conducted to determine common pathologic diagnoses ... Read More

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C. Gattii Fungus May Not Pose Serious Equine Threat

May 11, 2010

The fungus might not pose a serious threat to horses, according to researchers familiar with the situation. ... Read More

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The Latest in Equine Veterinary Medicine

March 08, 2010

The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine at the 2009 AAEP Convention included bacteremia in foals.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Medicine Discussed at AAEP

February 27, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction... Read More

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Long-Acting Antibiotic Formulation Approved for Use in Horses

February 16, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.

Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre... Read More

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World Equine Veterinarians Meet (WEVA 2009)

January 28, 2010

A summary of the the 2009 WEVA Congress that was held in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil.... Read More

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Immunology of Foals: Environmental Effects on Immune Maturation

January 20, 2010

Newborn foals can be susceptible to many viral and bacterial infections. One example is the unique susceptibility of young foals to Rhodococcus equi, a common cause of bronchopneumonia.

Foals' increased susceptibility appe... Read More

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World Vets Meet

January 01, 2010

The 2009 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress included discussions of Rhodococcus equi, which causes foal pneumonia; sleep disorders and seizures; guttural pouch problems; late-term abortion; and tendon sheath problems/lameness.... Read More

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Giguère Receives Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award

November 08, 2009

Steeve Giguère, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, a University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine professor and the Marguerite Thomas Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies, recently received the Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied... Read More