Infectious Diseases Faculty 

Udeni B. R. Balasuriya

Thomas M. Chambers

R. Frank Cook

Charles J. Issel

Peter J. Timoney


Faculty with expertise in Infectious Diseases study many of the important viral and bacterial organisms that threaten horses throughout the world. 

Important viral (equine arteritis, equine influenza, equine infectious anemia, equine herpes including the abortion, paralytic and respiratory forms) and bacterial (such as the causative agent of strangles) microorganisms are being investigated by the Infectious Diseases group. In addition to laboratory-based studies, the incidence of infectious diseases in horses throughout the country is closely monitored and studies are conducted to assist horse owners and veterinarians manage severe outbreaks including those caused by bioterrorism.


Current Areas of Research 

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