Equine Leptospirosis: 'Now We Have a Vaccine!'
Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and professor of epidemiology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, gave a talk on equine leptospirosis, “Now we have a vaccine!” at the 7th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, held Jan. 30 in Lexington.

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic (transmitted between animals and humans) bacterial disease found worldwide that can affect any mammalian species, including humans, wildlife, rodents, livestock, and horses.

Some risk factors for horses contracting leptospirosis are increased rainfall, standing wate

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