Protect Your Horse From Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease that causes both recurrent uveitis (“moon blindness”)—especially in Appaloosas, draft horses, and Warmbloods—and abortion in horses. But now there’s a vaccine to prevent it. Is your horse is at risk?
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease that causes both recurrent uveitis (“moon blindness”)‚Äîespecially in Appaloosas, draft horses, and Warmbloods‚Äîand abortion in horses. But now there’s a vaccine to prevent it. Is your horse is at risk?

About the Experts:

Craig Carter

Craig Carter

Craig Carter, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, is the director of the University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UK VDL), in Lexington, as well as a professor of epidemiology. Carter and UK VDL conducted the initial National Equine Leptospirosis Seroepidemiology Study from 2010-2012. His current research interests are infectious disease epidemiology, diagnostic veterinary medicine, and continuous health monitoring systems. He also enjoys working with his graduate students and on international capacity building activities.

Jacquelin Boggs

Dr. Jacquelin BoggsJacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, serves as a senior technical services veterinarian with Zoetis. A 2003 graduate of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Boggs is a large animal internal medicine specialist with board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and certified in veterinary acupuncture. She has worked in private practice, referral hospitals, and on veterinary school faculty. Her main areas of interest include equine ophthalmology, infectious disease, and neonatology. She regularly speaks on these topics at national and international veterinary meetings and has published multiple articles in addition to conducting advanced educational seminars on equine ophthalmology. Boggs joined Zoetis in 2011 and assisted in the development and launch of its equine leptospirosis vaccine, Lepto EQ Innovator.
Share

Written by:

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is an equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What lameness issues has your horse experienced? Select all that apply.
268 votes · 536 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!