New AAEP Guidelines for Prevention, Treatment of Equine Bacterial Disease Leptospirosis

Divers T. Leptospirosis. In Sprayberry KA, ed. Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2015:179.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause acute renal failure, in-utero infection and abortion, and equine recurrent uveitis in infected horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about risk factors, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and other considerations pertaining to …

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Respiratory System Plays Important Role In Disease Prevention

Reducing microscopic contaminants in the horse’s external environment is key to protecting equine respiratory health. Yet there’s always variables beyond the horse owner’s control: like coming into contact with another horse coping — likely unknowingly — with an infectious disease. This is when the horse’s internal environment has to be …

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