Update on Bacterial Pneumonia in the Foal and Weanling

ScienceDirect.com has released a new paper from Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice from Sarah M. Reuss, VMD, and Noah D. Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD entitled “Update on Bacterial Pneumonia in the Foal and Weanling.”

This article can be purchased online from ScienceDirect.com.

Key Points

  • Bacterial pneumonia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in foals of all ages.
  • The most likely causal agents of bacterial pneumonia vary with the age of the foal, and knowledge of likely agents and their antimicrobial-resistance profiles is important for treatment selection.
  • Macrolide antibiotics remain the treatment of choice for Rhodococcus equi infections, but resistance is emerging and effective alternatives are exiguous.


Sarah M. Reuss, VMD, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL; Noah D. Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX.

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