r. equi

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. View Now

ARTICLE: Researchers Study Potential R. equi Vaccine Vaccinating mares against the polysaccharide poly-N-acetyl glucosamine appears to effectively protect foals against R. equi pneumonia, researchers found. Read More

ARTICLE: Managing and Preventing R. equi Pneumonia in Foals R. equi can cause significant economic losses, but researchers are still working to understand how and why it develops and how to prevent it. Read More

VIDEO: Rhodococcus equi Update Dr. Fernanda Cesar shares the most current research on R. equi, which causes pneumonia in foals. Watch Now

ARTICLE: Risk Factors Associated With R. equi Pneumonia There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors. Read More

ARTICLE: Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi A research team discovered a novel gene that confers antibiotic resistance in R. equi, a soil-dwelling bacterium. Read More

ARTICLE: Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life. Read More

ARTICLE: Gallium Nitrate and R. equi Shedding Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi but had no detectable impact on airborne concentrations, one researcher concluded. Read More

ARTICLE: Health Conditions in Older Foals Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient’s survival chances. Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT: Preventing R. equi in Foals Plasvacc offers these tips for protecting foals from a common cause of pneumonia. Read More