Rhodococcus equi, a normal soil organism, can be damaging for a foal–if not now, then later. Affected foals develop fever, nasal discharge, and cough, and they become lethargic. While some succumb to subsequent pneumonia and pulmonary abscesses, survivors can experience significant performance-limiting problems later in life. Ben Buchanan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, of Brazos Valley Equine Hospi
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