The Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program
(EQUID) at the College of Veterinary Medicine is
committed to improving the health and lives of
horses. Our research has led to improved
diagnostics, treatment protocols, and prevention
strategies for infectious vector-borne diseases
spread by insects and ticks, as well as infectious
Robert H. Mealey,
Donald P. Knowles, and
Joshua D. Ramsay, veterinarians and faculty members in the
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, are the core EQUID faculty. They also work
side-by-side with many graduate students,
post-doctoral students, undergraduates, and
technicians who are invaluable members of EQUID.
EQUID is also partnered with the USDA Agricultural
Research Service's Animal Disease Research Unit.
We work to develop research-based solutions to
infectious disease problems impacting horses, their
owners, and veterinarians. We also train veterinary
students and degree-seeking veterinarians in modern
biomedical research directed at providing solutions
to infectious diseases of horses.
Veterinarians Nicki Wise and Joshua D. Ramsay with young
friends. The EQUID program provides top-tier graduate trainees the research
tools to solve current and emerging equine infectious disease problems in the
U.S. and around the world.