Table 1

Epidemiologic data of horses included in the study
Horse # Farm Age in years Gender Breed Reason for euthanasia
1 # A 3 MC Thoroughbred Cervical vertebral malformation
2 B 14 F Welsh Pony Pulmonary calcification
3 C 4 F Bashkir Curly EDM
3 # C 3 F Bashkir Curly EDM
5 # D 3 M Standardbred Cervical vertebral malformation
6 C 3 F Bashkir Curly EDM
7 # C 2 M Bashkir Curly EDM
8 C 4 F Bashkir Curly EDM
9 E 3 F Standardbred Cervical vertebral malformation
10 # C 4 MC Bashkir Curly EDM
11 # F 8 MC Irish Sport Horse Fracture L5
12 # G 3 F Standardbred Cervical vertebral malformation
13 H 4 MC Standardbred Cervical vertebral malformation
14 I 3 F Standardbred Cervical vertebral malformation
15 # J 6 MC Hannoverian Cervical vertebral malformation

# horses from which C. difficile was isolated from at least 1 compartment

M = male non castrated, MC = male castrated, F = female, EDM = Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy.

Schoster et al.

Schoster et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:94   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-94

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