Protein-Losing Enteropathy


L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

March 27, 2015

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection.... Read More


Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 23, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More


UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More


2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.


Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More


UKVDL Seeing Increased Lawsonia Submissions

March 26, 2014

The UKVDL is seeing a significant increase in L. intracellularis cases as compared to recent years.... Read More


L. intracellularis Infections in Foals on the Rise

January 22, 2014

Researchers are observing an increasing trend of positive cases submitted in 2013 as compared to recent years.... Read More


UK's Horohov, Page Receive Research Grant

January 02, 2014

Horohov and Page will study Lawsonia intracellularis with their $15,000 grant.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


Poll Recap: Experience with Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

October 01, 2013

Of 400 participants, 79% said they'd never heard of the bacterium and only 5% had known a horse with it. ... Read More


L. intracellularis Research Review

August 22, 2013

Learn about Lawsonia intracellularis and factors that could lead to EPE infection development.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More


ACVIM 2013: Animal Survivor Q Beat an Uncommon Infection

June 14, 2013

The ACVIM named Q one of their animal survivors after he successfully overcame proliferative enteropathy.... Read More


Lawsonia intracellularis Tests: How Do They Measure Up? (AAEP 2012)

March 02, 2013

Researchers tested the usefullness of four blood serum tests in detecting L. intracellularis.... Read More


Lawsonia Prevalence Patterns Investigated

February 22, 2013

Yearly variability in exposure to Lawsonia in young horses appears to be different than previously thought.... Read More


Coleman, Page Recipients of EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows

December 03, 2012

The awards emphasize the importance of assisting researchers in their exploration of horse health topics.... Read More


UK to Host Lawsonia Symposium

August 21, 2012

The L. intracellularis symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More


Ky. Thoroughbred Farms Take Part in L. intracellularis Study

May 24, 2012

The study on Lawsonia intracellularis involves 14 Thoroughbred farms and 600 Thoroughbreds in Kentucky.... Read More


Lawsonia Vaccine Studied

February 20, 2012

No adverse reactions to the vaccine were noted and fewer than 2% of the weanlings exhibited signs of disease.... Read More


Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More


Determining the Best Samples for EPE Testing

October 13, 2010

A recent study found that using rectal swab samples could be an alternative way to test for the Lawsonia intracellularis bacteria that causes equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) if the foal has decreased or no fecal output.... Read More


Foals Can Shed EPE Organisms to Uninfected Horses

April 12, 2010

Weanling foals that come down with equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) will recover if they are treated properly, so owners should look for this emerging disease in sick foals, said Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor... Read More


Researchers Track Lawsonia intracellularis Spread

March 26, 2010

Lawsonia intracellularis is being forced out of hiding and its secrets extracted largely because of the intense research efforts of scientists like Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, and his colleagues at the University of Californi... Read More


Emerging Disease: Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

December 27, 2009

Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is an emerging intestinal disease primarily of recently weaned foals. Lawsonia intracellularis, the causative bacterium of EPE, is capable of inducing similar disease in many animal species... Read More