Clostridium difficile and horses: A review

K. G. Magdesian, J. E. Madigan, D. C. Hirsh, S. S. Jang, Y. J. Tang, T. E. Carpenter, L. M. Hansen, Jr Silva J.

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Clostridium difficile was isolated from horses with diarrhoea at a veterinary medical teaching hospital. The disease course in these horses paralleled that seen in human patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Previous antibiotic use was significantly higher in C. difficile-positive horses with diarrhoea compared to C. difficile negative horses. Survival was significantly lower in C. difficile-positive horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalReviews in Medical Microbiology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1997


  • Antibiotic-associated
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Colitis
  • Equine
  • Horse
  • Nosocomial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Magdesian, K. G., Madigan, J. E., Hirsh, D. C., Jang, S. S., Tang, Y. J., Carpenter, T. E., Hansen, L. M., & Silva J., J. (1997). Clostridium difficile and horses: A review. Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 8(SUPPL. 1).