Prevalence and virulence of Rhodococcus equi in sick foals and soil of horse-breeding farms in Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • Rhodococcus equi per se and R equi containing a virulence-associated plasmid can be cultured with similar frequency from the soil of farms with and without a history of R equi disease. This finding, in conjunction with variability in results between testing procedures and laboratories, indicates that identification of R equi by culture from farm soils does not accurately predict the probability of disease on those farms.

published proceedings

  • Equine Pratice

author list (cited authors)

  • Martens, R. J., Takai, S., Cohen, N. D., Chaffin, M. K., Liu, H., & Lingsweiller, S.

complete list of authors

  • Martens, RJ||Takai, S||Cohen, ND||Chaffin, MK||Liu, H||Lingsweiller, S

publication date

  • March 2000