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Epidemiological aspects of Rhodococcus equi in horses from Bage county, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



Epidemiological aspects of Rhodococcus equi in horses from Bage county, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



Ciencia Rural 27(3): 441-446



The epidemiology of R. equi infection was studied at 6 horse breeding farms in Bage county. Soil samples (n=36) and equine faeces (n=143) were collected. Six soil samples were also used for pH and organic matter (OM) determination. R. equi was present in soil and faecal samples from all 6 farms. 27/36 (75%) soil samples and 95/143 (66%) faecal samples were positive.

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