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Salmonella is a common gastrointestinal bacteria in horses, with outbreaks of salmonellosis occasionally occurring at veterinary hospitals and other settings where horses congregate. Researchers found some horses appear to be resistant to salmonellosis because their white blood cells are more efficient at killing the bacteria than those of susceptible horses. Based on this new information, the team will determine which horse breeds are more prone to infection and which antibiotics can help treat Salmonella sp. infections in these patients.

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Iowa State University
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United States
Steve Carlson, DVM, PhD
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