Pneumonia (Rhodococcus)


Rhodococcus equi

February 01, 2013

Rhodococcus equi is well known for its ability to cause severe pneumonia and more in young foals.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More


Treating Pleuropneumonia-Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy

July 21, 2012

Many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy, but some require surgery to prompt healing.... Read More


Health Conditions in Older Foals

May 21, 2012

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances.... Read More


Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More


Seven Ponies Dead from R. equi Outbreak in Mayotte

February 20, 2012

Seven ponies have died at an equestrian center located on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. ... Read More


Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More


Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 02, 2012

Topics covered included pleuropneumonia, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, and lower airway inflammation... Read More


New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

September 15, 2011

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future.... Read More


Signs of a Septic Foal

May 12, 2011

There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life.... Read More


AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More


Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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