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.
Researchers in this Area
Professor, Warren Wright, Sr.—Lucille Wright Markey Endowed Chair in Equine Infectious Diseases
Professor, William Robert Mills Chair in Equine Infectious Diseases