Macrolide- and rifampin-resistant Rhodococcus equi on a horse breeding farm, Kentucky, USA. Academic Article uri icon


  • Macrolide and rifampin resistance developed on a horse breeding farm after widespread use was instituted for treatment of subclinical pulmonary lesions in foals. Resistance occurred in 6 (24%) of 25 pretreatment and 8 (62%) of 13 (62%) posttreatment isolates from affected foals. Drug-resistant isolates formed 2 distinct genotypic clusters.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Burton, A. J., Gigure, S., Sturgill, T. L., Berghaus, L. J., Slovis, N. M., Whitman, J. L., ... Cohen, N. D.

citation count

  • 73

complete list of authors

  • Burton, Alexandra J||Giguère, Steeve||Sturgill, Tracy L||Berghaus, Londa J||Slovis, Nathan M||Whitman, Jeremy L||Levering, Court||Kuskie, Kyle R||Cohen, Noah D

publication date

  • February 2013