10 R. equi Resources on TheHorse.com

Rhodococcus equi is the most serious cause of pneumonia in 1- to 4-month-old foals. Learn more about this potentially deadly pathogen and how to protect your foals with these resources on TheHorse.com.
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Rhodococcus equi is the most serious cause of pneumonia in 1- to 4-month-old foals. | Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse

Rhodococcus equi is a dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. In cases that caretakers and veterinarians catch early, the foal can make a full recovery with proper treatment. However, in more serious cases the mortality rate is high.

To help you better understand R. equi‘s the pathogenesis (how it’s acquired and how it causes disease), its clinical signs, how to diagnose it, and more, we’ve compiled 10 resources available on TheHorse.com. For more information, visit the R. equi topic page or search “R. equi.”

INFOGRAPHIC: Rhodococcus equi R. equi is a serious infectious disease that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn how to protect your herd of youngsters in this information-packed visual guide.

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