Equine Infectious Disease Research Laboratory
Equine Infectious Disease Research Laboratory

Welcome to the Equine Infectious Disease Research Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. The mission of our laboratory is to study selective aspects of equine infectious disease caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoal organisms. Our research focuses on endemic diseases with national and world-wide occurrence. With the use of novel molecular technologies, such as real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction, we have been advancing the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and preventive fields of infectious diseases. Our primary focus focuses on equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy, equine proliferative enteropathy caused by Lawsonia intracellularis, equine coronavirus and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis caused by Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi. Our Web site contains information on our research, publications and services.