Infection with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, also known as pigeon fever, has historically been common among horses in the hot, dry climates of the Western U.S., but cases have been on the rise in other areas including the Midwest, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The bacteria that causes the disease can live in manure-contaminated soil for eight months, according to new data. The AAEP has released new guidelines for identifying and treating the disease.

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