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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.

Study ID
D17EQ-007
Study Status
Active
Start Date
03/01/2017
Grant amount awarded
$100,129
Grant recipient
Iowa State University
Study country
United States
Investigator
Steve Carlson, DVM, PhD
Study category
Genetics