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Identifying Antibody Responses Associated With Equine Intestinal Disease

Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE), which is caused by the bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis, is an emerging intestinal disease that primarly affects recently weaned foals. This study will look for differences in the antibody response to L. intracellularis among horses with clinical EPE, subclinical EPE, no EPE but exposure to the bacterium, and no EPE or exposure to L. intracellularis. The findings may provide possible new targets for diagnostic improvements or vaccine development.

Principal Investigator: Dr. David W. Horohov, University of Kentucky

Sponsors: Central Colorado Quarter Horse Association, Inc.

Study ID: D13EQ-010