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Study Seeking “Superbugs” In Horses

Posted in equIDblog
A two-part study (Maddox et al. 2011) was recently published online in the Equine Veterinary Journal looking at antimicrobial resistant "superbugs" in horses in the UK.  The first part of the study had the simple objective of estimating the prevalence of both MRSA nasal colonization and fecal shedding of antimicrobial resistant E. coli in the… Continue Reading

MRSA In Aussie Horses

Posted in equIDblog
In the early 2000s, we took a lot of bad publicity in Ontario (particularly at the Ontario Veterinary College) because of MRSA in horses. While MRSA had been found in horses before and there were anecdotal reports of MRSA infections and outbreaks in different areas, the fact that we intensively investigated the issue and published a lot… Continue Reading

Equine Infectious Disease Information Sheets

Posted in equIDblog, Horses, Parasites, Rabies
EQUINE INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFORMATION SHEETS Click on any of the highlighted links below for more information about these horse-related infectious disease topics. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. New information will be added as it becomes available, so be sure to check this page regularly for the latest updates. Bacteria… Continue Reading