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Managing the Spread of Salmonella

Salmonella is one of the most common bacterial diseases of adult horses. Infection can occur via contamination of the environment, feed or water, or by contact with animals actively shedding the bacteria. Researchers will collect critical data on Salmonella shedding in affected horses, determine factors that may contribute to the duration of shedding, and record adverse health effects on stablemates. This critical new information will help researchers develop sound, evidence-based infection control practices to protect horses as well as their owners who also are at risk of contracting Salmonella.

Principal Investigator: Brandy Burgess, DVM, PhD, The University of Georgia

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Study ID: D17EQ-304