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Vet Microbiol. 1997 Jun 16;56(3-4):313-34.

Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Rhodococcus equi infections in foals.

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Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada. sgiguere@ovcnet.uoguelph.ca

Abstract

Since the 1986 Rhodococcus equi workshop, there have been major breakthroughs in understanding the epidemiology of, the virulence of, and the immune response to, this intriguing pathogen. However, with the exception of the use of hyperimmune plasma for the prevention of the disease (Martens et al., 1989; Madigan et al., 1991) the clinical aspects of R. equi infections have essentially remained unchanged. This article reviews the various clinical manifestations and summarizes recent advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of R. equi infections in foals.

PMID:
9226845
DOI:
10.1016/s0378-1135(97)00099-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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