Update on Fungal Respiratory Disease in Horses.


Stewart AJ1, Cuming RS2.
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2015 Jan 22. pii: S0749-0739(14)00103-5. Author information


Fungal respiratory disease is a rare occurrence in horses. Fungal organisms are ubiquitous in the equine environment; however, there is a geographic predisposition for disease development, with fungal respiratory infections seen more commonly by practitioners working in tropical or subtropical environments. Diagnosis and treatment of fungal respiratory infections pose a challenge for the equine practitioner, and the prognosis for complete resolution of infection is often guarded; however, new antifungal medications are likely to improve treatment success. This article summarizes the available literature regarding the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of equine fungal respiratory disease.